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Alzheimer's amd Agent Orange
mswgator
Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:56 PM
Joined: 4/10/2017
Posts: 2


Has there been any research on Alz caused by Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War?
Lane Simonian
Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:21 PM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 4397


There is one study indicating that the combination of Agent Orange exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(15)02226-8/pdf

This may also be true of Agent Orange and other risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23906002


4Grams
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 10:39 AM
Joined: 1/13/2017
Posts: 13


My spouse was in Vietnam and heavily exposed to agent orange. He was diagnosed with AD three years ago and now has been diagnosed with neuropathy. No family member has or had this disease. I think there should be further studies.
 
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