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Saturday, July 2, 2016

EARLY CHILDHOOD HUNGER MAY LEAD TO VIOLENCE LATER


Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new University of Texas-Dallas research. The study found that people who experienced frequent hunger as kids were more than twice as likely to exhibit impulsivity and injure others intentionally as adolescents and adults. Thirty-seven percent of the study's participants who had frequent hunger as children reported that they had been involved in interpersonal violence. Of those who experienced little to no childhood hunger, 15% said they were involved in interpersonal violence. The findings were strongest among whites, Hispanics and males.

Source: MedicalXpress, 6/20/16, Hunger & Violence