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Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences & Chronic Disease

August 12, 20159 min
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study is one of the largest studies done on childhood maltreatment and development of diseases later in life.Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is one of the largest studies to connect childhood maltreatment and your health later in life.Over 17,000 Kaiser patients who volunteered to be in the ACE study and participate in regular health screenings.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ACE study suggests that certain experiences are risk factors for leading causes of illnesses, poor quality of life, and death.How else can ACE affect your life as an adult?Donna Jackson Nakazawa discusses what ACE is and how it might cause serious health issues later in your life.

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