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Our Military Vets are in Worse Health: what the Statistics are Showing

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report based on research with military veterans for overall health. It appears that vets, aged 45 to 54 are experiencing a higher level of health issues than their younger counterparts and as compared to the same age group of non-vets.

Military Vets

The reasons for lower health quality may vary, but it seems that there is one commonality: the effects of military service on both physical and mental health takes its toll, especially for those that may have been deployed for long periods of time overseas. Of the older group that had medical issues, they experienced at least two or more of the following chronic disorders: heart disease, and high blood pressure.

It is important to note, that the younger group of vets also began showing problematic situations involving work and job as they aged, based on mental, physical or emotional issues.

Sources:
http://men.webmd.com/news/20120801/cdc-military-veterans-report-poorer-health
http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012/11_0138.htm

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.