"Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases"

"U.S. soldiers who've suffered severe combat injuries are at high risk for chronic diseases, according to a new study.

"The more severely a service member is injured, the more likely they are to develop a wide variety of chronic medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hardening of the arteries," study lead author Major Ian Stewart, a researcher at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, said in a news release from the American Heart Association."

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Source- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_155474.html

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