What is ‘Christmas brain’? It can give you long term health problems

If it goes unnoticed and unmanaged, high blood pressure can be bad for the internal organs and lead to long-term heart and hypertension problems.

Pofessor Vaughan Macefield is urging people to be aware of their health this festive season. Credit:Paul Jeffers

“Many people are unaware they have high blood pressure,” Professor Macefield says.

“There are over four million people walking around like a ticking time bomb. High blood pressure is symptom-less, but the strokes and heart attacks it causes are not.”

Professor Macefield was part of a team of researchers who discovered that our brains might be one of the biggest determinants of heart health.

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