Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Isolation in Childhood Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

"Children who tend to work by themselves, are not very well liked by their peers, or are otherwise socially isolated may have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, new study findings show. "Longitudinal findings about children followed up to adulthood suggest that social isolation has persistent and cumulative detrimental effects on adult health," lead author Dr. Avshalom Caspi, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and colleagues write in the Archives of Adolescent Medicine." Reuters Health, Yahoo News Link to Article (last visited 8-7-06 NVS)

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