Hypertension May Lead To Early Memory Problems

Recent studies reveals the association between hypertension in middle aged individuals and early memory problems.

A new study in Neurology Journal has found that people with high diastolic blood pressure readings were more likely to develop cognitive impairment and memory problems than those with normal diastolic blood pressure levels.

Researchers found that for every 10 point increase in the reading, the likelihood of a person to develop memory problems was 7% higher. The study included 19,836 participants, in which 1,505 people had cognitive problems.

Dr. Georgios Tsivgoulis, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and colleagues report that after adjusting a variety of factors like age, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, high diastolic blood pressure  was directly linked with increased risk of cognitive or memory problems.

Source: Reuters