Aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure in older people has been shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. Photo: Alamy

Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of mild cognitive impairment, a risk factor for dementia, study finds

  • Fewer old people given aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure developed cognitive impairment, or MCI, than those not given such treatment
  • However, the study’s outcome on reducing risk of dementia ‘was not definitive’, and the study is being extended to allow more research
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Aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure in older people has been shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. Photo: Alamy
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