Low diastolic BP linked to brain atrophy risk in study

06/11/2013 | HealthDay News

Heart disease patients with lower-than-normal diastolic blood pressure were at an increased risk of brain atrophy, which can lead to Alzheimer's disease or dementia, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology. "Our findings could imply that blood pressure lowering is beneficial in patients with higher blood pressure levels, but one should be cautious with further blood pressure lowering in patients who already have low diastolic blood pressure," a researcher said.

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