Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk in later life

Source: BBC News: Health

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A small study has examined the associations between childhood emotional functioning and the ten year risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. The findings suggested that high levels of distress in seven-year olds were associated with a 31% increased risk of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged women, and 17% in middle-aged men. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease may be associated with addressing early-life emotional functioning.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Childhood emotional functioning and the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease risk

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