Child abuse and epigenetic mechanisms of disease risk Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Child Abuse
  • DNA Methylation
  • Epigenesis, Genetic

abstract

  • Although replication is required, this study suggests that epigenetic mechanisms may be associated with risk for health problems later in life in maltreated children. This study lays the groundwork for future studies examining health and methylation measures to further characterize the role of epigenetic mechanisms in conferring risk for medical problems in individuals with histories of early adversity.

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3758252

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.10.012

PubMed ID

  • 23332324

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 101

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 44

number

  • 2