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Certain blood pressure treatments could prevent mental health issues

Posted: 3:40 AM, Jul 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 03:40:23-04
Certain blood pressure treatments could prevent mental health issues

Aggressively treating high blood pressure could help prevent mental diseases, like Alzheimer's, later in life.

That's according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

Researchers found people who aimed for a blood pressure reading of 120 instead of 140 were 19% less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.

As estimated half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure under new American Heart Association guidelines.