A new study from UC Davis has found that high blood pressure in your 30s could boost the risk of cognitive decline and dementia later in life. The study, which was conducted over 30 years, also found that hypertension in mid-life also increased the risk of dementia, but not as much as in earlier life. Therefore, the authors recommend the early identification of hypertension in young people, and treatment through lifestyle modifications such as dieting and exercise, to help prevent cognitive decline in old age. In addition, the study showed that treating hypertension early in life can play an important role in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease when people reach their 70s.
Today: December 9, 2023