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Intensive treatment of blood pressure helps prevent memory decline in older adults

May 6, 2019

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I received my undergraduate and medical degree from Boston University. I then completed a neurology residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a dementia and behavioral neuroscience fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. … See Full Bio
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May 6, 2019

Umm there’s a conflict between the “success” of the more intensive treatment program stated, and this sentence, “It was stopped early after an average treatment period of three years because the cardiovascular benefits of intensive treatment exceeded the risks.” But no explanation of what the heightened cardiovascular risks were, i.e, a description.

If treatment was “life style changes” what was so risky about those changes? Seems like what these studies actually demonstrated was that there’s a choice: increased cardiovascular risk or increased risk of dementia. Great choices.

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