From the USA: High Stress From Teenage Years to Adulthood May Up Cardiometabolic Risk

Consistently high perceived stress from adolescence to adulthood is associated with increased cardiometabolic risk in adulthood, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Fangqi Guo, Ph.D., from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined how patterns of childhood-to-adulthood perceived stress predict adult cardiometabolic risk in a study involving 276 participants from the Southern California Children’s Health Study (2003 to 2014) with follow-up assessment (2018 to 2021). Perceived stress was initially reported by participants’ parents during early childhood (mean age, 6.3 years) and was self-reported during adolescence and young adulthood (13.3 and 23.6 years, respectively). Four stress patterns were identified: consistently high, decreasing, increasing, and consistently low.

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