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BP control may reduce odds of dementia in older adults, study finds

Researchers examined more than 1,200 African-Americans ages 65 and older who received ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or diuretics for hypertension found that reduced blood pressure, and not antihypertensive drugs themselves, was associated with a lower likelihood of dementia. The findings in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggest that BP control at all ages may curb dementia risk, said researcher Michael Murray.

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