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Childhood neglect, abuse linked to adult obesity

Childhood neglect and abuse can leave mental and physical scars, but a new study in the journal Obesity suggests there may also be a correlation between abuse and obesity. Researchers looked at court records of 410 children up to age 11 from 1967 to 1971 in a Midwest county who had court-substantiated cases of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. They were matched with 303 children of similar ages, sex, race and ethnicity and social class who had no abuse or neglect. On a follow-up of both groups about 30 years later, their body mass index scores were compared. Among whites, those who were abused and neglected overall and those...

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