The science of early life toxic stress for pediatric practice and advocacy.

@article{Johnson2013TheSO,
  title={The science of early life toxic stress for pediatric practice and advocacy.},
  author={Sara B. Johnson and Anne W. Riley and Douglas A. Granger and Jenna L. Riis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={319-27}
}
Young children who experience toxic stress are at high risk for a number of health outcomes in adulthood, including cardiovascular disease, cancers, asthma, and depression. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently called on pediatricians, informed by research from molecular biology, genomics, immunology, and neuroscience, to become leaders in science-based strategies to build strong foundations for children's life-long health. In this report, we provide an overview of the science of… CONTINUE READING