A study issued by the American Heart Association revealed that individuals who were diagnosed with high blood pressure at the age of 35 to 44 years, are more likely to develop high blood pressure. dementia, later in life, compared to people with normal blood pressure, according to the Medical Express website.
The researchers pointed out that high blood pressure must be controlled or delayed, which reduces the risk of dementia, especially since high blood pressure is very common in people in middle age (45-64 years), in addition to the relationship between high blood pressure and health. Brain and dementia, which are risk factors for this disease.
The researchers analyzed data from nearly half a million study participants in the United Kingdom, to determine changes in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of brain volume between two large groups of adults with high blood pressure, who were diagnosed at different ages from 35 years and above. The second group included a number of participants who did not have high blood pressure.
Study participants from both groups underwent MRI scans of the brain, and the researchers noted that those with high blood pressure in the age group of 35 to 54, had a smaller total brain volume, compared to participants who did not suffer from high blood pressure.
To assess dementia, researchers examined how many of these participants developed dementia during an 11-year follow-up period, and the researchers found that the risk of developing dementia was 61% higher in people diagnosed with high blood pressure between the ages of 35 and 44 years compared to Participants who did not suffer from high blood pressure.