Study reveals cocoa powder reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, only when levels of both are elevated.
Men with hypertension more often recognized angry expressions when looking at the face of another person. The anger recognition bias contributed to blood pressure increases over time if a person frequently tends to feel angry.
Minor rises in blood pressure due to short-term stressors are linked to a brain area associated with consciousness and motor learning.
Young people who experience high blood pressure may have an increased risk of brain changes during mid-life that are associated with later cognitive decline.
People whose blood pressure is elevated but still falls within the normal range are at increased risk of accelerated brain aging, researchers report.
A new study reveals an association between high blood pressure in a person's thirties and forties to smaller brain size and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Heightened states of arousal altered neural circuits in a brain area associated with decision making, resulting in some neurons changing from decision making to internal state monitors.
Researchers discuss how blood pressure can influence dementia risks and report raising diastolic blood pressure through daily soleus muscle, or calf muscle, stimulation can help reverse signs of cognitive decline associated with aging.
A daily five-minute workout dubbed "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of cardiovascular health more than aerobic exercise or medications designed to reduce blood pressure.
Teens who find themselves in intense, controlling relationships, where they are denied healthy external friendships and self-discovery, and psychologically controlling parents, have a higher risk for high blood pressure later in life.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
Older men who experience higher blood pressure at night could be at a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.