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Study: High Blood Pressure Could Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease

Study: High Blood Pressure Could Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease

In a study published in the journal Neurology, researchers reveal that those with a higher average blood pressure also tend to be more likely to suffer from brain lesions that contribute significantly to the risks of Alzheimer's disease. The team took the blood pressures of 1,300 elderly individuals ages 59 to 102. Among other findings, individuals with higher blood pressure were shown to feature more tau tangles, which is one of the signs of Alzheimer's disease. However, there were no links found between blood pressure and amyloid plaques, which is another signature of the disease. Read more about this latest study HERE.