‘Angiotensin hypothesis’ : angiotensin-II stimulating antihypertensives linked to lower dementia risk

Takeaway

  • Angiotensin-II-stimulating antihypertensive use is associated with a 40% lower risk of incident dementia compared with angiotensin-II-inhibiting antihypertensive use.

Why this matters ?

    The beneficial effects associated with angiotensin-II-stimulating antihypertensives may have major implications for clinical practice. These hypertensives could provide a treatment regimen that is easy and cheap to implement on a large scale which would reduce dementia risk.

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