Hypertension Linked to Cognitive Decline, but Treatment Helps
Your heart health has a larger impact on your brain health than once previously thought.
Hypertension, in particular, appears to accelerate cognitive decline. The good news? Effective treatment can reduce the risk of this decline to the same level of people without hypertension, according to a new report. Some of the key takeaways include participants 55 years and older with untreated hypertension had a more rapid rate of cognitive decline than participants with hypertension that were treated, with the rate of decline changing depending on treatment. For more on these findings, head on over to Healthline.