|High blood pressure linked to tumors|
| [04.01.2012, 08:45am, Wed. GMT]|
|A recent study by researchers from Austria, Norway and Sweden, funded by World Cancer Research Fund, suggests people with high blood pressure also have a higher risk of brain tumors. The researchers took blood pressure measurements of 580,000 people and then looked to see if they later went on to develop a benign or malignant brain tumor. A total of 1,312 people were diagnosed with a brain tumor after an average of 10 years, after the measurement.Further analysis suggests 20 percent of participants with the highest blood pressure readings were twice as likely to later be diagnosed with meningioma or malignant glioma (types of brain tumors that accounted for 784 of the 1,312 cases in the study).|
However, scientists also say that more research will be needed as the study itself doesn't exclude the possibility of other reasons for developing tumors, such as the effects of treatment for high-blood pressure on the development of tumors.