Newscasting from Australia: Risk for Dementia Reduced in Association With Antihypertensive Use

Antihypertensive use is associated with a reduced risk for dementia compared with untreated hypertension, according to research published online Sept. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Matthew J. Lennon, M.D., from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and colleagues examined the associations of hypertension history, antihypertension use, and baseline-measured blood pressure (BP) in late life with dementia in longitudinal, population-based studies of aging adults participating in the Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium group. The analysis included 17 studies with 34,519 community-dwelling older adults (mean age, 72.5 years) and a mean follow-up of 4.3 years.

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