Childhood abuse may raise diabetes risk later in life

11/10/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

A survey of 67,853 female nurses revealed that those who reported moderate to severe physical and sexual abuse during their childhood were 26% to 69% more likely than others to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Researchers speculated that women who experienced abuse may develop eating disorders or have increased stress levels, resulting in excessive weight gain that raises the risk for diabetes.

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