Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Uncontrolled hypertension increases risk for Alzheimer’s

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease have proved stubbornly elusive, frustrating loved ones suffering from the brain deterioration associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which can leave a patient not remembering his own identity or those around him.

Now a new University of Texas at Dallas study, released today, shows a link between uncontrolled hypertension and the disease. What’s hopeful about the breakthrough is that it suggests that by controlling hypertension earlier in life, we may be able to to prevent, limit or delay the disease.

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