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Dementia in Women of the Role of Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia

Journal für Hypertonie - Austrian Journal of Hypertension 2008; 12 (2): 17-21

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– Prevalence of dementia is higher in older women than older men. – Gender differences in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and mixed type dementia exist. – In older women, the prevalences of hypertension and hyperlipidemia are significantly higher. – Women with raised systolic blood pressure (? 140 mmHg) or high serum cholesterol concentration (6.5 mmol/L) in mid-life have a significantly higher risk of dementia in later life.
 
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