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Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults.

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Fuemmeler, BF; Dedert, E; McClernon, FJ; Beckham, JC
Published in: J Trauma Stress
August 2009

The authors investigated the relationship between childhood abuse and obesity in young adulthood (M age = 22) in a large, U.S. representative sample (N = 15,197). Controlling for demographics and depression, men with a history of childhood sexual abuse were at increased risk of overweight and obesity. No association between childhood abuse and obesity or overweight was observed for women in this sample. Higher percentages of skipping meals to lose weight and problematic eating were observed among women with a history of physical abuse. This is the first study to note an association between childhood abuse with obesity and problematic weight management behaviors in a sample of young adults.

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J Trauma Stress

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EISSN

1573-6598

Publication Date

August 2009

Volume

22

Issue

4

Start / End Page

329 / 333

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Odds Ratio
  • Obesity
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female
 

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Fuemmeler, B. F., Dedert, E., McClernon, F. J., & Beckham, J. C. (2009). Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults. J Trauma Stress, 22(4), 329–333. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20421
Fuemmeler, Bernard F., Eric Dedert, F Joseph McClernon, and Jean C. Beckham. “Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults.J Trauma Stress 22, no. 4 (August 2009): 329–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20421.
Fuemmeler BF, Dedert E, McClernon FJ, Beckham JC. Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Aug;22(4):329–33.
Fuemmeler, Bernard F., et al. “Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults.J Trauma Stress, vol. 22, no. 4, Aug. 2009, pp. 329–33. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/jts.20421.
Fuemmeler BF, Dedert E, McClernon FJ, Beckham JC. Adverse childhood events are associated with obesity and disordered eating: results from a U.S. population-based survey of young adults. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Aug;22(4):329–333.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Trauma Stress

DOI

EISSN

1573-6598

Publication Date

August 2009

Volume

22

Issue

4

Start / End Page

329 / 333

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Odds Ratio
  • Obesity
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female