Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Midlife hypertension is associated with an increased risk of dementia in women

Female sex, early-onset hypertension, and risk of dementia

Literature - Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, et al. - Neurology 2017, published online ahead of print

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Although midlife hypertension is more common in men, it was only associated with the risk of dementia in women. These findings may have important implications for hypertension management for women in their early 40s and brain health in later life.

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