Saturday, January 17, 2009

Metabolic Syndrome A Risk For Veterans With PTSD

From Medical News Today:

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to
have metabolic syndrome than veterans without PTSD, according to a
study led by Pia Heppner, Ph.D., psychologist with the University of
California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs of San
Diego, VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH).
The study will be published online January 8 by the journal BMC Medicine.

Metabolic syndrome is composed of a cluster of clinical signs including
obesity, high blood pressure and insulin resistance and is also
associated with cardiovascular disease...

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