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Blood pressure treatment might protect your brain

Research we’re watching Aggressively treating high blood pressure might help ward off cognitive changes, according to findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July. Researchers from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial compared two strategies to manage high blood pressure in more than 9,300 older adults (average age about 68). One strategy aims to achieve the standard treatment level for high systolic blood pressure (the first number in a blood pressure…

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