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Violence Puts Wear and Tear on Kids’ DNA

DURHAM, N.C. — Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke University study has found.

“This is the first time it has been shown that our telomeres can shorten at a faster rate even at a really young age, while kids are still experiencing stress,” said Idan Shalev, a post-doctoral researcher in psychology and neuroscience at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy.

Read study here: http://genome.duke.edu/press/news/post.php?s=2012-04-24-violence-puts-wear-and-tear-on-kids-dna

 

More reading: http://occupycorporatism.com/new-study-links-children-exposure-to-violence-with-disease/

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