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study finds high blood pressure associated with alzheimer's disease

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study finds high blood pressure associated with alzheimer's disease

a newly published study has linked high blood pressure to brain diseases, including alzheimer’s. researchers specifically point to blood pressure later in life, finding that patients with higher systolic blood pressure had a greater risk of brain lesions. the study followed 1288 older individuals until their death, at which point their brains were studied.the study was recently published in the journal neurology, where researchers say the volunteers passed away at an average age of 89 years old. during their time in the study, researchers monitored the volunteers’ blood pressure; autopsies on their brains were conducted after the volunteers died. from this, researchers found a link between high blood pressure and increased brain disease ...