Women in 40s with hypertension face greater dementia danger

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are more likely to develop dementia after years, as a new American scientific study revealed.
Researchers led by Rachel Whitmer of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in California, who published the relevant publication in the ”Neurology” journal of the American Academy of Neurology, analyzed data from 7.200 men and women.
It was found that hypertension at the age of 30 to 35 years was not associated with an increased risk of dementia.
However, in women aged between 40-45 with hypertension, the risk of dementia was increased by 73%, compared to other women with the same age, who had a physiological blood pressure at 30 and 40 years.
”Despite the fact that hypertension is more common in men, there is no evidence that increased blood pressure at 30 or 40 increases the risk of dementia later. On the contrary, the risk for women is rising, ” stated Whitmer.

Finally, it is not yet clear why there is this difference between the two sexes and the issue needs further investigation.

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