High blood pressure linked to declining brain function

April 10, 2008 1:39:33 PM PDT
High blood pressure is associated with worse brain function than normal blood pressure in people ages 60 and older. That's according to a report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

It found in people with hypertension control of blood pressure had a direct effect on cognitive function. They say optimal control of high blood pressure could have a significant impact on the risk of cognitive decline.