Family study links family issues, health problems - Tucson News Now

Study links family issues, health problems

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Recent studies show that early exposure to family issues and maltreatment can lead to future health and social problems, including a shortened lifespan.

This is the largest study of its kind, which shows the correlation between adverse childhood experiences and common health problems such as heart disease, liver disease, obesity, alcoholism, illicit drug use, unintended pregnancy or smoking.

More than 17,000 participants were involved in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, led by Co-principal Investigator Vincent J. Felitti, MD. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente.

Felitti will present a lecture of his results in Tucson on Wednesday, April 10th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 445 N. Alvernon. This will be part of the Casa de los Niños "Focus on Families: A Community Conversation" lecture series.

The $25 tickets can be purchased online at casadelosninos.org or call Casa de los Niños at (520) 624-5600.

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