Vietnam Veterans High Blood Pressure Study Findings

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Study of nearly 4,000 Veterans in the Army Chemical Corps between 1965 and 1973

By Stephanie Green Eber, MPH Health Science Specialist – Epidemiology Program VA Office of Patient Care

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.Continue reading