November 6, 2013
"Influences of Childhood Adversity on Adult Physical Health"
-Judith A. Crowell, MD
Professor and Director of Training, Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division, Stony Brook UniversitySenior Scientist, Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard Medical School
The United States leads the world in obesity with two-thirds of adults being overweight or obese. In turn, obesity, and especially central obesity, leads to or exacerbates many health problems, accounting for close to 200,000 excess deaths annually from diabetes (DM), cardiovascular disease (CVD), renal disease, and cancer. The...