Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blood pressure and cognition

A study into blood pressure and thinking in older adults has found that those people who already had high blood pressure saw a significant decrease in their reasoning ability when their blood pressure rose even higher temporarily. People whose blood pressure was normal most of the time didn't suffer a decline in their cognitive abilities when their blood pressure rose temporarily. The results of the study imply that older people might find it harder to think logically in stressful situations.

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