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Lowering blood pressure can cut dementia risk

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   05 January 2023
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A robust meta-analysis delivers class 1 evidence in favour of antihypertensive treatment.

Takeaway

  • Older patients with hypertension whose BP is effectively treated with medication realise a lower risk for incident dementia.
  • Dementia prevention thus becomes a reason to treat hypertension in addition to its beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk.

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