Study: High blood pressure leads to problems later in life

Updated: 06/04/2014 4:18 PM
Created: 06/04/2014 4:17 PM WNYT.com
By: Jacqueline Medina

High blood pressure in middle age could lead to memory problems later in life.

Researchers with the National Institute on Aging measured the blood pressure of more than 4,000 in their 50s.

They took it again in their 70s and also had the patients undergo brain scans.

They found those with hypertension in middle age had smaller brain volumes 20 years later and also did worse on memory and thinking tests.


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