Study links midlife blood pressure to future cognitive decline

06/5/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

A person's blood pressure history at midlife may be predictive of cognitive decline later on, researchers from the National Institute on Aging reported in the journal Neurology. "Our take-home message is that people need to control their blood pressure all through their lives to lower their risk of brain atrophy and small vessel disease in later life," said senior author Lenore Launer.

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