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Study: violence or adversity experienced in childhood may affect biological aging
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
According to a new study, when children are exposed to violence early in life, pubertal development can happen more quickly, and faster biological aging in turn may be associated with increased symptoms of depression. A study from Jennifer Sumner, Natalie Colich, Monica Uddin, Don Amstrong and Katie McLaughlin reveals an associated between violence experienced early in life and biological aging. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, found that physical, emotional and sexual abuse is associated with faster biological aging. read more


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