What is it about?
Using a longitudinal sample of African Americans, this study indicated that (a) childhood trauma was associated positively with adult cardiovascular disease risk, (b) the association remained significant when health-related covariates were controlled in the analyses, and (c) the association between childhood trauma and adult cardiovascular disease risk was mediated by the timing of pubertal maturation.
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Why is it important?
The resulting model supports using pubertal timing as a window on biological embedding processes, providing an evolutionary-development perspective on the emergence of long-term health outcomes.
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This page is a summary of: Childhood trauma, pubertal timing, and cardiovascular risk in adulthood., Health Psychology, July 2018, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/hea0000609.
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