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Dementia risk to 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure – study

Possible reason for link could be damage from silent or mini-strokes, researchers say

Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life, a new study has suggested.

Study participants had a greater risk even if they did not have other heart-related problems, the research published in the European Heart Journal said.

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