Could your memory trouble be linked to your high blood pressure? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Could your memory trouble be linked to your high blood pressure?

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High blood pressure could be the reason for another problem as we age, memory trouble.      

That's according to a new study in ‘Neurology'.  Researchers at the National Institute on Aging followed more than 4,000 people in their 50s, and again in their 70s, using blood pressure checks and brain scans.      

They found those with hypertension in middle age, had smaller brain volumes 20 years later, and did worse on tests of memory and thinking.      

So, the experts say that's just one more reason to get blood pressure under control as early as possible.

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