Placebo-controlled trials of blood pressure-lowering therapies for primary prevention of dementia.

@article{Staessen2011PlacebocontrolledTO,
  title={Placebo-controlled trials of blood pressure-lowering therapies for primary prevention of dementia.},
  author={Jan A Staessen and Lutgarde Thijs and Tom Richart and Augustine Nonso Odili and Willem H. Birkenh{\"a}ger},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={e6-7}
}
Placebo-Controlled Trials of Blood Pressure–Lowering Therapies for Primary Prevention of Dementia To the Editor: Hypertension at middle age is a risk factor for vascular and neurodegenerative dementia later in life.1 Because populations are aging, the number of demented patients will grow 2-fold every 20 years, from 24.3 million people in 2000 to 81.1 million by 2040, with 60% living in developing countries.2 The question of whether hypertension is a modifiable risk factor for dementia is… CONTINUE READING

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