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CBS News: Military Members With PTSD Face Double Risk For Heart Disease - VIDEO

CBS News: Military Members With PTSD Face Double Risk For Heart Disease - VIDEO

Post-traumatic stress disorder may take a toll on the hearts of military service members.

By RYAN JASLOW / CBS NEWS/ June 26, 2013, 5:50 PM

Researchers studying veterans of the Vietnam War discovered service members who had been diagnosed with PTSD faced double the risk of developing heart disease than soldiers without the mental health condition.

The research provides the first long-term look at the association between PTSD and heart disease using computerized imaging techniques.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57591217/military-member...



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