Nonsupportive parenting affects telomere length in young adulthood among African Americans: mediation through substance use.

@article{Beach2014NonsupportivePA,
  title={Nonsupportive parenting affects telomere length in young adulthood among African Americans: mediation through substance use.},
  author={Steven R H Beach and Man Kit Lei and Gene H Brody and Tianyi Yu and Robert A Philibert},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={
          967-72
        }
}
Telomere length (TL) is an indicator of age-related changes at the cellular level associated with heightened mortality risk. The effect of nonsupportive parenting (NSP) during late adolescence and young adulthood on TL 5 years later was examined in a sample of N = 183 young adult African Americans to determine if effects of NSP on TL were mediated by substance use. Results indicated that the effect of caregiver reported NSP on diminished TL was mediated by escalation of drinking and smoking in… CONTINUE READING
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