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High blood pressure in young adults is linked to smaller brain sizes and dementia, a study finds

High blood pressure in young adults is linked to smaller brain size and increased risk of dementia, a new study has found. Adults under age 35 had the largest reductions in brain volume compared to adults their age without high blood pressure, which could come with adverse health effects, said Dr. James Galvin, professor of neurology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He was not involved in the study.