Medical researchers are increasingly exploring medications used to treat chronic illnesses to see whether they also might stave off cognitive decline.
In the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, researchers have newly identified more than 500 genetic regions that influence the measure.
Since the American College of Cardiology issued blood-pressure recommendations last November, it’s been a puzzle to decide which threshold to aim for. Cardiologists will say 130/80. Other organizations suggest 150/90 or 140/90.
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Results from landmark study published Monday could change standard thinking about hypertension, which affects more than 70 million people in the United States.
A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.