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Hypertension in 40s tied to elevated dementia risk among women

A study in Neurology found high blood pressure in the 40s was associated with an up to 73% increased risk of having dementia later in life among women, but not men. The findings, based on records for 5,646 patients of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system, did not show an increased risk of dementia among individuals who had high blood pressure in their 30s.

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