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Heart Disease Risk in Middle Age Tied to Dementia Later

A new study shows that middle-aged persons with only slighted elevated blood pressure — aka prehypertension — have a higher risk for dementia in old age. The condition joins diabetes, smoking and high blood pressure as heart disease risk factors for mental decline, Reuters said. Lead author Dr. Rebecca Gottesman cautioned that just because the study showed an association, it “doesn’t prove that treating risk factors actually decreases risk.” She added that physical...

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