Childhood abuse is associated with adiposity in midlife women: possible pathways through trait anger and reproductive hormones.

@article{Midei2010ChildhoodAI,
  title={Childhood abuse is associated with adiposity in midlife women: possible pathways through trait anger and reproductive hormones.},
  author={Aimee J Midei and Karen A. Matthews and Joyce T Bromberger},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={215-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between childhood abuse/neglect and central adiposity and obesity in a sample of 311 women (n = 106 black, 205 white) from the Pittsburgh site of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). METHODS SWAN included a baseline measurement of women in midlife (mean age = 45.7 years) and eight follow-up visits during which waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) were measured. The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire retrospectively assessed… CONTINUE READING