HealthDay - "High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds" – Steven Reinberg

New York, NY
 – March 18, 2013  –– 

High blood pressure in people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may spur development of brain plaque, a hallmark of the age-related brain disorder, a new study suggests. "This is good news," said Dr. Sam Gandy, associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. "This means that yet another simple intervention – here, blood pressure control, but think also of physical exercise – can have an important impact on dementia risk and rate of progression," Gandy said.
-Dr. Sam Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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