Study shows the worst vascular risk factors for dementia

Middle-aged people with vascular risk factors are at higher risk for later dementia, according to a 25-year study of 16,000 Americans.

The study confirms previous findings that highlight the dangers of diabetes and hypertension when it comes to long-term cognitive health.

In fact, diabetes was almost as strong a predictor of dementia as the presence of the APOE4 gene, the study found.

Significantly, the researchers also discovered a link between dementia and prehypertension, which had not been evident before.

"Our results contribute to a