29 August 2009

Association of higher diastolic blood pressure levels with cognitive impairment

High blood pressure linked to memory problems in middle age
American Academy of Neurology: 25 August 2009
High blood pressure is linked to memory problems in people over 45, according to research published in the August 25, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study found that people with high diastolic blood pressure, which is the bottom number of a blood pressure reading, were more likely to have cognitive impairment, or problems with their memory and thinking skills, than people with normal diastolic readings. … > full press release : review by MedPage Today : comment from Alzheimer’ Society UK

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