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Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences & Chronic Disease

Summary: The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study is one of the largest studies done on childhood maltreatment and development of diseases later in life.
Air Date: 8/12/15
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Public Speaker
Donna Jackson Nakazawa Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist, public speaker, and author of The Last Best Cure, in which she chronicled her yearlong journey to health. Childhood Disrupted was born through the author's own search to better understand the role her own childhood adversity played in the chronic health issues she faced as an adult. She also wrote The Autoimmune Epidemic, an investigation into reasons behind today's rising rate of autoimmune diseases.

Ms. Nakazawa lectures nationwide and has appeared on The TODAY Show, National Public Radio, and ABC News. Her work has been featured on the cover of Parade, in Time Magazine, USA Today Weekend, Parenting, and Psychology Today. She has been a regular contributor to More and her research has been covered by the Washington Post, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, and AARP: the Magazine. Donna blogs regularly for Psychology Today.
Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences & Chronic Disease
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is one of the largest studies to connect childhood maltreatment and your health later in life.

Over 17,000 Kaiser patients who volunteered to be in the ACE study and participate in regular health screenings.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ACE study suggests that certain experiences are risk factors for leading causes of illnesses, poor quality of life, and death.

How else can ACE affect your life as an adult?

Donna Jackson Nakazawa discusses what ACE is and how it might cause serious health issues later in your life.

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