Antihypertensive therapy and Huntington’s disease progression

Takeaway

  • In individuals with Huntington’s disease (HD) undergoing treatment with antihypertensive medication for hypertension, there was reduced disease severity and a later age at clinical onset compared with individuals with HD not on antihypertensives.

Why this matters

    The study indicates antihypertensive medications should be investigated further as a prospective symptomatic or disease modifying treatment for HD.