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In a paper released today in the publication Stroke, Professor Kazem Rahimi of the George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, describes research findings that show heightened blood pressure increases the risk of developing vascular dementia by 62%.

The medical records of more than four million people were analysed with researchers finding heightened blood pressure was associated with a 62 per cent higher risk of vascular dementia between the ages of 30-50.

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