Nurse study links child abuse to food addiction in adulthood

05/30/2013 |

Women who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse before age 18 had a 90% higher risk of having a food addiction in adulthood than women who were not abused, according to a study published in the journal Obesity. Researchers looked at data from the Nurses Health Study II and found that being abused throughout childhood and the teen years was linked to a greater food addiction risk compared with abuse in a single time period.

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