Wednesday, January 03, 2007

As if We Didn't Already Have Enough to Worry About

A new research study has established a link between PTSD and heart disease.

No big surprise there; it was something that most of us knew more or less intuitively -- you can't go through that much stress and adrenaline without it having a serious effect on your health. But this study apparently puts the final nail in the coffin, so to speak.

At least now there is a causal nexus established, and research should be able to focus on PTSD as a factor.

And it is eminently treatable, at least by prophylaxis -- Rx: Stop sending people to fight in needless and stupid wars that are actually nothing but invasive military occupations.

2 Comments:

drainbamage said...

Maybe Shrub boys solution to Americans living to long?

UH1Charlie said...

The good news is that in the same week NIH came out with a research paper saying that a couple of drinks a day will lower your chance of a heart attack by 30%. In fact as I write I'm getting well....I can't get Ba Mui Ba so I'm drinking on oil can of Fosters.