Childhood maltreatment and telomere shortening: preliminary support for an effect of early stress on cellular aging

Childhood maltreatment and telomere shortening: preliminary support for an effect of early stress on cellular aging

Psychological stress and trauma are risk factors for several medical and psychiatric illnesses. Recent studies have implicated advanced cellular ageing as a potential mechanism of this association. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of childhood adversity on genetic markers of biological ageing

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