How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Adult Obesity

January 5, 2010

Publication: Time

Featured Expert: Jack P. Shonkoff


This article by Maia Szalavitz describes research linking stressful experiences early in life, including sexual abuse, to effects on health and behavior later on, from obesity to drug abuse. It quotes Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child, about the significance of the findings.

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