Research ties child abuse to risk of thyroid problems in women

08/4/2013 | WebMD

Being physically abused during childhood and teen years was associated with a higher risk of thyroid problems in adulthood, Canadian researchers found. The lasting impact on women's thyroids could be because early traumas change how people react to stress throughout their lives, study co-author Loriena Yancura said. The findings appear in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

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