Grilled Meat, High-Heat Cooking Raise Risk Of High Blood Pressure
A new study suggested consuming meat cooked using high-temperature methods could lead to a 17 percent increased risk of high blood pressure. The study followed and examined more than 100,000 adults in the United States, none of whom had high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer at the start. Over the following period of 12 to 16 years, 37,123 participants developed high blood pressure. Lead researcher Gang Liu and his colleagues then identified a possible link between cooking methods and the risk of high blood pressure.
Image. Credit. Elevated blood pressure at age 50 is linked to an increased risk for dementia in later years, a new study reports. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that systolic blood pressure (the top number) as low as 130 increased the risk
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years, researchers report. But women who were hypertensive at an average age of 44 had a 68 percent higher risk for dementia than those who had normal blood pressure at that age , even after.
Elevated blood pressure at age 50 is linked to an increased risk for dementia in later years, a new study reports.
Thefound that systolic blood pressure (the top number) as low as 130 increased the risk, even though 140 is the usual level at which treatment with blood pressure medication is recommended.
The scientists measured blood pressure in 8,639 men and women in 1985, when they were age 35 to 55, and then again in 1991, 1997 and 2003 over the course of a long-term health study.
Through March, 2017, there were 385 cases of dementia. After controlling for many risk factors, including stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, they found that a systolic blood pressure at age 50 of 130 or greater was independently associated with a 38 percent increased risk of dementia.
“The 140 threshold has been considered beneficial for the heart for a long time, but it might not work for the brain,” said the senior author, Archana Singh-Manoux, a research professor at Inserm, the French health research institute. “The problem with hypertension is that people don’t take their meds because they have no symptoms. I would encourage people to use their hypertensive medications.”
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New European research has found that men and women who have osteoporosis, a condition which weakens bones and makes them more likely to break, may also have an increased risk of dementia. Carried out by researchers at IQVIA and Nordwest Hospital, Germany and the University of Paris, France, the new study set out to look at the association between osteoporosis and the risk of developing dementia in a large European population, as most recent studies have been conducted outside of Europe.