New research suggests that adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect, accelerate the biological processes of aging
July 19, 2022
According to new research, adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect, accelerate the biological processes of aging. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that the longer a person has experienced such abuse or neglect, the more likely they are to experience accelerated aging.
The study, which is published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, looked at the long-term health outcomes of more than 1,500 adults who had experienced childhood abuse or neglect. The researchers found that those who had experienced abuse or neglect as children were more likely to experience health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer in later life.
The researchers say that their findings indicate that abuse and neglect are preventable health problems. They say that the health care system should be more proactive in identifying and addressing such abuse and neglect, as this could have a significant impact on the long-term health of individuals.