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Children with Behavioral Problems are at Greater Risk for Health Issues Later in Life

New research from Harvard and Columbia show that children with behavioral problems are more likely to have chronic diseases in adulthood such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity as well as inflammatory diseases.

Analyzing data from more than 4,000 children, researchers found that children with behavioral problems had higher levels of two proteins in their blood. These proteins can be early warning signs that a person is at risk for chronic or inflammatory diseases later in life.

Past research has linked childhood behavioral problems with health problems later in life. However, this is the first time a link has been found between mental health and inflammation in childhood.

The study is published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.  
Go to this link for the full article:  10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.05.013

Childhood adversity and inflammatory processes in youth: A prospective study.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2013; 38 (2): 188 DOI

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