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PTSD tied to higher risk of an early stroke, according to a massive new study of post-9/11 veterans | Task and Purpose
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PTSD tied to higher risk of an early stroke, according to a massive new study of post-9/11 veterans | Task and Purpose

A new study revealed that young adults who have PTSD are more likely to suffer from a stroke. The research followed close to one million young and middle-aged veterans for over a decade, where 29% had been diagnosed with PTSD. 61% were more likely to have a mini-stroke, and 36% were more likely to have a stroke. The increased risk for a stroke was still higher for those with PTSD even after other health factors were taken into consideration. While this study focused on military veterans with PTSD, the researchers concluded that the same effects likely hold true for other survivors with PTSD from other traumatic events.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/ptsd-stroke-risk-study

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