November 22nd, 2019

Podcast 243: Lowering high blood pressure lowers dementia risk

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Controlling hypertension lowers the relative risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by roughly 15%.

Given that many people have poorly-controlled hypertension, the finding that all antihypertensives are effective in bringing about this result might get your patients to be more adherent.

We talk with Dr. Lenore Launer of the NIH’s Institute on Aging about her recent meta-analysis in The Lancet Neurology.

LINKS:

Launer’s paper in The Lancet Neurology

Lancet comment on the article

Running time: 16 minutes

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