What is it about?

This study looks at how different combinations of adverse childhood experiences relate to different cardiovascular risk factors.

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Why is it important?

We found consistent associations between tobacco smoking, overweight/obesity, and lifetime depression with each combination of adverse childhood experiences. Behavioral cardiovascular disease prevention interventions may benefit from targeting these risk factors simultaneously.

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This page is a summary of: Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and cardiovascular risk factors in U.S. adults, Stress and Health, June 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/smi.3167.
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