High blood pressure now increases Alzheimer’s risk later in life
The small arteries of the brain are sensitive to elevations in blood pressure, and long-term hypertension may injure these small vessels, leading to impairing blood flow and damaging brain tissue. High blood pressure is hazardous to the brain, and the progressive damage contributes to the later development of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and cognitive impairment.For the complete article see the 02-20-2013 issue.
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