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Hypertension Beginning in Late Old Age Protects Against Dementia


Background: Midlife hypertension has shown an increased risk of dementia in several studies. One study showed that increased systolic blood pressure was associated with increased dementia risk at ages <75 years and a nonsignificant decreased risk at ages ≥85 years. Objective: To evaluate the association between hypertension and the risk of all-cause dementia in a population-based cohort of individuals aged ≥90 years. Methods: The 90+ Study is an extension of the Leisure World Co more...
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