Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era

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Key Points

Question  Is Agent Orange exposure associated with an increased risk of dementia diagnosis in US veterans of the Vietnam era?

Findings  In this study of more than 300 000 veterans, those with Agent Orange exposure in their medical records were nearly twice as likely as those without exposure to receive a dementia diagnosis, even after adjusting for medical and psychiatric comorbidities and other variables.

Meaning  Per this analysis, Agent Orange exposure may increase risk of dementia.

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