26 Jun Might high blood-pressure meds reduce risk for Alzheimer’s?
A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published Jun 16 in PLOS Medicine.
The researchers used data from the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project, involving 17,008 people with Alzheimer’s and 37,154 people without the disease. Although the researchers searched for associations between Alzheimer’s and several medical conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, the only significant connection they found was between low Alzheimer’s risk and genes associated with high blood pressure.
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