3/21/2014

Exposure to severe physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect as children was linked to higher concentrations of weight-regulating hormones leptin and irisin in adulthood, a study showed. Adiponectin, a hormone responsible for curbing inflammation in the body, was lower among adults who experienced the most severe forms of abuse when they were young. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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