Effects of childhood abuse on adult obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hemmingsson2014EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of childhood abuse on adult obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Erik Hemmingsson and Kari Johansson and Signy Reynisdottir},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={882-93}
}
Controversy exists surrounding the role of childhood abuse in obesity development. This is a meta-analysis of observational studies on the role of childhood abuse in adult obesity. Systematic searches of PubMed, PsycInfo, Medline and CINAHL resulted in 23 cohort studies (4 prospective, 19 retrospective) with n=112,708 participants, containing four abuse types (physical, emotional, sexual, general). Four studies reported dose-response effects. A random effects model was used to quantify effect… CONTINUE READING
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