High Blood Pressure Increases Learning Disability Risk

New research finds that children with high blood pressure may be at risk for learning disabilities. Hypertensive children were three to four times more likely to have a learning disability.

The results held true regardless of whether or not the children were taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); ADHD medications can increase blood pressure.

Live Science reports:

“The researchers had previously shown that kids with high blood pressure perform worse on tests of mental performance than those without hypertension.”

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