Blood Pressure in Early Middle Age Linked to Vascular Dementia Risk (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary

Epidemiological research indicates that high blood pressure in early mid-life (i.e. people in their 30s and 40s) is associated with blood vessel damage, brain shrinkage and vascular dementia risk in later life.

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High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health. London: BBC Health News, August 21st 2019.

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Lane, CA. Barnes, J. [and] Nicholas, JM. [et al] (2019). Associations between blood pressure across adulthood and late-life brain structure and pathology in the neuroscience substudy of the 1946 British birth cohort (Insight 46): an epidemiological study. Lancet Neurology. August 20th 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

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