Posts Tagged ‘antihypertensive drugs’

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November 22nd, 2019

Podcast 243: Lowering high blood pressure lowers dementia risk

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 […]


December 3rd, 2010

Podcast 110: ARBs (and anti-hypertensives, generally) pose no measurable cancer risk, meta-analysis shows.

This week’s guest, Dr. Sripal Bangalore, finds no evidence that use of the standard anti-hypertensive drugs increases risks for cancer. His meta-analysis did find, however, an indication that ARBs and ACE inhibitors, when used in combination, increase risks modestly. Even with the short follow-up, Bangalore says clinicians should find reassurance in the results. Listen in. Interview-related links: Physician’s […]


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