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A rocky childhood could be bad for your heart
Childhood trauma may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, but making lifestyle changes can help you stay healthy.
Traumatic childhood experiences may have a lasting effect on your heart health.
A review published online Dec. 2, 2020, by JAMA Cardiology found that adults who had multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — like being neglected; suffering physical, sexual, or emotional abuse; or witnessing violence at home — had double the risk of cardiovascular disease and an early death compared with people who didn't face any ACEs at all.
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