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

Bernard Fuemmeler, Eric Dedert, Joseph McClernon, and Jean Beckhamb


The authors of this research article investigate the relationship between childhood abuse and obesity in young adulthood through a U.S. population-based survey. 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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