Dementia risk to 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure – study | Science

Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life, a new study has suggested.

Study participants had a greater risk even if they did not have other heart-related problems, the research published in the European Heart Journal said.

The association between blood pressure and dementia risk was seen at aged 50, but not 60 or 70, the study found.

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