Study finds link between hypertension, Alzheimer's disease

03/19/2013 | Inquisitr, The

A study published in JAMA Neurology has found a link between hypertension and the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers used MRI and PET to measure levels of amyloid plaque, which is considered a risk factor for the disease. Patients with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's who were taking medication for hypertension had plaque levels that were no greater than other study subjects.

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