Study ties blood pressure fluctuations to cognitive, memory decline

07/31/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in BMJ found that blood pressure variability was linked with mental decline among patients with a median age of 75 who were at high risk for heart disease. Researchers looked at data from more than 5,400 seniors in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands and found that those with fluctuating blood pressure performed worse on tests of thinking and memory than those with stable levels.

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