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Use of antihypertensives, blood pressure, and estimated risk of dementia in late life

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This meta-analysis including individual participant data from 34,000 older adults in 17 studies found that antihypertensive use was associated with decreased dementia risk compared with individuals with untreated hypertension through all ages in late life. Individuals with treated hypertension had no increased risk of dementia compared with healthy controls.

Authors: Matthew J. Lennon, M.D., of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is the corresponding author.

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.33353)

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