Stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study shows that hypertension, or high blood pressure, and other known risk factors for strokes also increase the risk for cognitive impairment or decline.
Koroshetz: We are talking about cognitive decline as people losing their edge, having trouble doing things that are important to their work or their lifestyle.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz is deputy director at the NIH institute researching the brain and nervous system.
Koroshetz: Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke; and again here, it's the major risk factor affecting cognitive impairment.
Narrator: For more on this study, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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