Women in their forties or older who have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, are more likely to get dementia than those without hypertension. This does not seem to hold true for men. Millions of Americans have hypertension, which puts them at risk for many health problems such as heart disease. A research study by Rachel Whitmer assessed over seven thousand adults in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California healthcare system to see if there was a link between high blood pressure and dementia.
- Women in their forties that have hypertension have an increased risk of developing dementia.
- Men do not have an increased risk of dementia if they have hypertension.
- These findings are from research performed by Rachel Whitmer of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
“Around 75 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension, putting them at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.”
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