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High blood pressure "critical period"


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500 people born in 1946 had higher blood pressure in early mid-life, which later affected the brain. 

High blood pressure in the "critical period" of the 30s and 40s could "accelerate damage" to the brain. 

People who have higher blood pressure tend to have different brain structure in later life. 

Study had published in Lancet Neurology.

Increases blood pressure between the ages of 36 and 43 were associated with brain shrinkage

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Jonathan Schott

Consultant Neurologist at Queen Square and UCL Professor.

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

The Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology is the leading journal in clinical neurology.