Exposure to family violence linked to faster cellular aging in youths

06/17/2014 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Youths who witnessed family violence or had a relative who committed suicide or was incarcerated had shorter telomeres than those who were not exposed to such adversities, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The telomeres of girls who were exposed to at least one incident of family violence were shorter compared with their male counterparts.

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