High blood pressure in adolescence causes the brain to age faster, research says

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Global guidelines on high blood pressure and mental health also need to change.  (Photo: Internet)
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Global guidelines on high blood pressure and mental health also need to change. (Photo: Internet)

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Perth: After 12 years of research, Australian experts have revealed that high blood pressure between the ages of 20 and 25 can be a precursor to many mental illnesses that occur in old age.

It should be noted that the best normal blood pressure is 110/70. Although 120/80 blood pressure is slightly higher, it is still considered “healthy”.

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High blood pressure is considered “high blood pressure”; As the risk increases, so does the risk to health.

For the study, they analyzed more than 2,000 brain scans from 686 healthy people between the ages of 44 and 76.

Health records of all of these individuals, including blood pressure, were also available, which were obtained at least four times over a 12-year period.

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Using blood pressure and brain scans, when the experts estimated the mental age of each of them, it was found that in their youth, the volunteers whose blood pressure was slightly higher than the “most suitable”, 120/80, were halved. At that age, their brain age was also seen to be six months higher than those with 110/70 blood pressure.

The brains of those with high blood pressure in adolescence were even older in middle age.

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Professor Walter Abhayartna, senior author of the study, warns that before the problems associated with high blood pressure become serious, we need to adjust our lifestyle and eating habits at the right time.

Online research journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience Latest issues The authors of the study, published in the journal Nature, say that the effects of high blood pressure on the brain not only begin much earlier than our previous knowledge, but also become apparent in people whose temperature is within “healthy limits”. ‘Between but slightly more than the most appropriate.

He also stressed the need to change global guidelines on hypertension and mental health.

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