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Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study

Posted 15 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 15 – People who have mild vascular disease that damages the eyes' retinas are more likely to have vascular disease in the brain that causes thinking and memory problems, new research indicates. The study included 511 women with an average age of 69 whose thinking and memory skills were tested every year for 10 years. The women's eyes were tested about four years into the study, and they underwent brain scans about eight years into the study. On average, the 39 women with retina damage (retinopathy) had lower scores on the cognitive tests than those without retinopathy. The eye damage in these women was not serious enough to cause significant symptoms. The brains of women with retinopathy also had more areas with damaged blood vessels than those without retinopathy. The findings held true even after the researchers accounted for high blood pressure and diabetes, which ... Read more

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