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Posts Tagged ‘high blood pressure’

By On August 7th, 2013

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, and Obesity Cause Brain Shrinkage

We all know that smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity do terrible damage to our bodies, but I think it is safe to say we always assumed they left us cognitively sound. According to a new study, this may not be true as these four conditions in middle age appear to cause brain shrinkage…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Beta Blockers Could Prevent Dementia

You’ve likely heard of beta blockers as part of a TV ad for blood pressure medication. They are used to fight, or block, beta receptors found on the cells of tissues all over the nervous system. They are commonly used when treating high blood pressure, which is often found in conjunction with dementia. A recent…

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By On November 8th, 2012

No Matter Your Age, High Blood Pressure Ages Your Brain

Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 and for those who are even slightly elevated above that, premature brain aging, cognitive decline and eventually a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s are a reality. That according to a study published in the November edition of The Lancet Neurology, which is the first study of its kind to…

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