USA Today (7/25, Weintraub) reports researchers have found that “aggressively lowering blood pressure in people at high risk for heart attacks and stroke also reduced their likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often leads to dementia.” The researchers found that patients who were “treated to reduce their systolic blood pressure…to 120 mm Hg were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those whose blood pressure was targeted to 140 mm Hg.”The Wall Street Journal (7/25, Loftus, Subscription Publication) reports the findings were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Bloomberg News (7/25, Cortez) reports that based on the study’s results, drugs that lower blood pressure could “reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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