Abuse and adversity in childhood linked to more cardiovascular risk in adulthood


eMediNexus    26 December 2017

Children and teens who experience abuse, bullying, neglect or violence and other forms of adversity have higher odds of developing heart and blood vessel diseases as adults, suggests a new scientific statement by the American Heart Association published in Circulation. Unhealthy responses to stress (such as overeating), mental health problems and disruptions in basic biologic processes may underlie this increased risk.

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