Recent buzz (driven all or in part from a study that originally appeared in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease) is suggesting that high blood pressure at midlife might adversely affect your cognitive tracking and planning abilities in your advanced years. In short, there appears to be a connection between high blood pressure in your 50s and reduced cognitive function in your 80s.
“Decline in cognition is often considered an inevitable consequence of aging, and age is the single biggest risk factor for dementia, but perhaps managing factors that impact brain aging, such as blood pressure, will help increase brain health and reduce the risk for dementia,” explained corresponding author Rhoda Au, PhD, professor of neurology at BUSM… “Midlife health matters. The pathway to one’s older years is through the younger years and taking care of your health while you are younger may help you better preserve your cognitive health when you are older,” added Au. (Source: News-Medical.net)
Midlife health matters. The pathway to one’s older years is through the younger years…
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