Aggressive Efforts to Lower Blood Pressure Also Drops Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Trial Shows

Aggressive Efforts to Lower Blood Pressure Also Drops Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Trial Shows
Intensive efforts to lower blood pressure — dropping systolic blood pressure, particularly, to lower-than-recommended levels — can reduce a person's risk of the mild cognitive impairment that may precede Alzheimer’s and of dementia, results of clinical trial show. "This is the first randomized clinical trial to demonstrate a reduction in new cases of MCI [mild cognitive impairment] alone and the combined risk of MCI plus all-cause dementia," Jeff Williamson, a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, said in a
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