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Diabetes

11 November 2010

Childhood abuse linked to diabetes risk in adult women

Research has shown that women who were victims of childhood abuse, physical or sexual, may be at increased risk of developing diabetes in adulthood.

Women who were victims of childhood abuse may be at increased risk of developing diabetes in adulthood, new findings suggest.

But she added that weight gain explained only 60% of the association, "implying that the experience of abuse gets incorporated into the body through other mechanisms, as well."

Abused women, eating habits

 

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