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Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia
Jan 20, 2017
Ndividuals who develop high blood pressure at the age 80 or older - known as the 'oldest old' - may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found.
Hypertension and other heart health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk.
"The study found that hypertension is not a risk factor for dementia in people age 90 or over, but is actually associated with reduced dementia risk," said lead author Maria Corrada, Professor at the University of California, Irvine...
Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia - Times of India
The results revealed that participants who reported hypertension onset at age 80 to 89 were 42 per cent less likely to develop dementia after age 90.
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