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High Blood Pressure Speeds up Mental Decline, but Does Not Fully Explain Dementia Disparities

September 28, 2022

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are attempting to find the link between high blood pressure and dementia, especially why Latinos are impacted at a higher rate than non-Latinos. While blood pressure and dementia are directly linked, blood pressure-related cognitive decline happens at the same pace in people of Hispanic heritage as in non-Hispanic. Researchers are still baffled as to why Hispanic people have dementia at a higher rate than other demographics.

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