Multisystem Risk In Adulthood

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Due to the fact that poor childhood environments lead to increased risk of disease and death in adults, the study “Childhood abuse, parental warmth, and adult multisystem biological risk in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study” studied how increased stress in childhood, caused by many factors, can affect the health of adults across the bodies many regulatory systems (Carroll et al., 2013). The study that was conducted compared reports of childhood abuse to a comprehensive 18-biomarker measure of multisystem risk; to determine childhood stress levels they used the Risky Families Questionnaire (Carroll et al., 2013). The study also compared whether the presence of a loving parental figure or not influenced risky health in adulthood (Carroll et al., 2013).…show more content…
The results they found concluded that there was a strong correlation between increased childhood stress and multisystem health risks in adulthood; in addition, having a loving and warm parental influence decreased the risk of multisystem health risks later in life (Carroll et al., 2013). All in all, participants who were abused as children and had no loving or warm parental influence were most at risk for disease and death in adulthood (Carroll et al., 2013). A limitation in this study was that it didn’t look at other psychosocial environment factors relating to the sources of abuse and warmth in childhood, so future studies done should look at factors within the psychosocial environment and see if they act as buffers for poor health in adults (Danese et al.,
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