Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age: a longitudinal study

@article{Shalev2013ExposureTV,
  title={Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age: a longitudinal study},
  author={Idan Shalev and Terrie E Moffitt and Karen Sugden and Benjamin Williams and Renate M. Houts and Andrea Danese and Jon Mill and Louise Arseneault and Avshalom Caspi},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={576-581}
}
There is increasing interest in discovering mechanisms that mediate the effects of childhood stress on late-life disease morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have suggested one potential mechanism linking stress to cellular aging, disease and mortality in humans: telomere erosion. We examined telomere erosion in relation to children's exposure to violence, a salient early-life stressor, which has known long-term consequences for well-being and is a major public-health and social-welfare… CONTINUE READING
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