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Blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer's in autopsied brains

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Mary Kay Mallonee and Katelyn Polantz, CNN - Older people with higher-than-average blood pressure have more markers of brain disease than their average-pressure peers, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. In particular, the researchers saw increased signs of brain infarcts, or areas of dead tissue caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain, when looking at postmortem tissue under a microscope.



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