Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Veterans who fought in the Persian Gulf War and suffer from Gulf War illness have abnormal blood flow in their brains, according to to a new study. And it looks like the brain damage caused by Gulf War illness gets worse over time.
Head investigator Dr. Robert W. Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas explains:
“We confirmed that abnormal blood flow continued or worsened over the 11-year span since first being diagnosed, which indicates that the damage is ongoing and lasts long term.”
Doctors believe Gulf War illness was caused by exposure to nerve gas and toxic chemicals. (Read more)