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CDC: Childhood trauma linked to physical illness and addiction

It was already known from the classic ACE study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) that those with childhood trauma are at a vastly increased risk of heart disease, cancer, COPD, and other physical illnesses, but now there is brand new evidence from the national Centers for Disease Control, in a new report based on an amazing 144,000 patients.

Some highlights:

-trauma changes the physical development of the body

-psychological stress is as significant as physical abuse

-trauma is linked to heart disease and obesity

-trauma is linked to excessive alcohol and tobacco use

-severe trauma is more common for minorities and women

-more research is needed

(Here is the web URL if you want to cut and paste:)

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