High Blood Pressure in Young People May Cause Long-Term Brain Issues

May 10, 2022

“Brain injury is cumulative, and it starts sooner than we think,” says Mitch Elkind, professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and chief of the Division of Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Sciences. “The earlier in life we look, the more evidence we find that early life changes in cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, are associated with later-life evidence of brain injury, including undetected strokes, damage to the brain’s white matter, and cognitive impairment.” [read more]

Source: The Washington Post