Medical News Today: Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension

Medical News Today: Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension

The study - conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA - was recently published in the journal Neurology. Around 75 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension, putting them at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. An array of studies have also suggested a link between high blood pressure and increased risk of dementia. For the new research, study co-author Rachel A. Whitmer, Ph.D., of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and colleagues sought to determine whether the link between hypertension and dementia risk varies by age and sex. The team reached...

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