Vietnam War veterans who suffer from hypertension may have contracted the condition when they were exposed to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange. A Nov. 14 report by the National Academies or Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found “sufficient evidence” that the malady and Agent Orange exposure are linked. The report also cited another related condition – monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

Researchers have long suspected that Agent Orange exposure is a likely cause of hypertension (high blood pressure that can lead to severe health consequences). According to the report, though, new findings show that there is “sufficient” evidence of a connection – an upgrade from the previous “limited or suggestive” category.

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