Two new VA research studies show that either exposure or proximity to bomb explosions results in the early aging of the brains of Veterans even without the occurrence of a concussion.
William Milberg, a Harvard Medical School professor of psychology and co-author of this research said, “The most important message of these two studies is that they show for the first time in a large cohort of (Iraq and Afghanistan) veterans that exposure to explosions in combat affects the brain whether or not the soldier showed symptoms of a concussion at the time of the explosion.”

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