Heart disease could stem from an abused childhood


Women are more likely to have experienced different types of childhood maltreatment.

Adults who experienced various forms of maltreatment in their childhood appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, suggests research published online in the journal Heart.

A team of international researchers found that women were more likely to have heart disease following a childhood that involved maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect.

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