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Adverse childhood experiences linked to higher odds of teen adiposity

Adolescents who experienced an adverse childhood event had 1.2 times, 1.4 times and 1.5 times increased likelihood of being overweight, obese and severely obese, respectively, compared with those without any ACEs, with adiposity risk increasing with more ACEs reported, researchers reported in The Journal of Pediatrics. The findings also showed ACEs were more prevalent among girls.

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