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Rockntractor
12-29-2012, 11:39 AM
By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK | Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:34pm EST

(Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study.

None of them had been diagnosed with heart disease before deployment, researchers said.

"This is a young, healthy, fit group," said the study's lead author, Dr. Bryant Webber, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

"These are people who are asymptomatic, they feel fine, they're deployed into combat," he told Reuters Health.
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Soon the 1st Yettie will be dictating the military's lunch program too and you vill comply!

Starbuck
12-29-2012, 12:52 PM
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"This is a young, healthy, fit group," said the study's lead author, Dr. Bryant Webber, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

"These are people who are asymptomatic, they feel fine, they're deployed into combat," he told Reuters Health.........................

Uh, maybe. Military personnel smoke at a higher rate than civilians. Military rate is at 32%; civilian rate is 21%. So finding that 1/12th or 8.5% of them have the beginnings of heart disease is not surprising.

Want to see the long term results of smoking? Go to your 50th high school class reunion. You'll know. Won't even have to ask.............(Man! I can't believe Carolyn did that to herself.....)

Starbuck
12-29-2012, 01:02 PM
And by the way.....

Did you notice that the observation was released by Uniformed Services University? I have only recently become aware of USU's existence. It is a medical school for those who have 4 year degrees, wish to be commissioned in one of the services, and have decided to pursue a medical or related career. It is a wonderful way to become a doctor without incurring the enormous debt usually associated with medical degrees.

Here's the history:

http://www.usuhs.mil/about/usuhistory.html

Novaheart
12-29-2012, 01:05 PM
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/25/retired-military-leaders-want-junk-foods-out-of-schools/57839006/1

Several hundred retired military leaders are raising red flags about childhood obesity in the USA and its impact on finding qualified recruits, calling for junk food to be booted out of schools.

Starbuck
12-29-2012, 05:11 PM
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/25/retired-military-leaders-want-junk-foods-out-of-schools/57839006/1

Several hundred retired military leaders are raising red flags about childhood obesity in the USA and its impact on finding qualified recruits, calling for junk food to be booted out of schools.

Right, and the problem goes beyond the military. I had a friend who taught pole climbing to prospective telephone linemen, and an amazing number of them simply could not manage physically. Climbing a pole is still a requirement of that job.