Even safe high blood pressure increases dementia risk

A systolic reading of 130mmHg is enough to endanger 50-year-olds

Fifty-year-olds with blood pressure higher than normal, but still within the recommended safe limits, are at increased risk of dementia in later life, according to a large observational study of 8000 older adults.

Specifically, a systolic reading of 130mmHg is enough to endanger them, the results show.