(KCEN) -- Are soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan aging faster than civilians?
The answer may be yes.
Researchers say they have evidence that former soldiers in their 20s and 30s appear to be growing old before their time.
The information is still new but scientists say they are seeing a form of early aging in former troops with post traumatic stress disorder and blast-related concussions.
There are also early signs of heart disease, diabetes, slowed metabolisms and obesity in young troops back from war.
Those maladies are more common in middle-aged or older people.