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Research by US and Australian researchers indicates that high blood pressure is capable of affecting mental capacity in adults of all ages, not just the elderly. In the study, subjects who had high blood pressure when they were young adults tended to have poorer results in a variety of mental tests as they got older. High blood pressure has previously been linked with decreased cognitive ability.
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About: Mental abilities may be compromised by high blood pressure
Date: 12 January 2005
Source: US News
Author: Elizabeth Querna
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