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PTSD Information

The Association of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Metabolic Syndrome: A Study of Increased Health Risks in Veterans by Pia S. Heppner, MD et. al. published in Boston Medical Journal, 9 January 2009. This research, conducted in cooperation with the Veterans Administration, demonstrates a strong relationship between combat-related PTSD and the baseline measures of coronary heart disease elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure, waist to hip ratio, fasting measures of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, serum triglycerides, and plasma glucose concentration.  This article could be very useful to any of the troops who are fighting with the VA about their heart disease and whether or not it is linked to PTSD.

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