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I don't understand why people starved as kids have higher risks as adults?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: NEGLECT=HI risk

A child 'starved' is a form of neglect.
Among the different groups of maltreated students, child neglect was associated with the poorest academic achievement. In some studies: more children die from neglect than from abuse (mosher, 1994). In one canadian 2 year study child neglect was a significant factor in 74% of deaths in ontario. No surprise:child neglect causes problems lasting to adulthood.

In brief: NEGLECT=HI risk

A child 'starved' is a form of neglect.
Among the different groups of maltreated students, child neglect was associated with the poorest academic achievement. In some studies: more children die from neglect than from abuse (mosher, 1994). In one canadian 2 year study child neglect was a significant factor in 74% of deaths in ontario. No surprise:child neglect causes problems lasting to adulthood.
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