Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chronic Pain and Childhood Hunger

The McCook Daily Gazette recently covered an article showing the correlation between childhood hunger and chronic pain as an adult.  Citing a study originating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, many children who frequently missed meals as children may be more prone to physical and psychological issues in adulthood. The university study showed a correlation between childhood hunger and depression in mothers, as well as chronic pain and depression in working-age adults.

The study, which looked at over 4,000 adult surveys, found a link between children who frequently miss meals and the onset of chronic pain and depression as an adult.  The study focused on adults from 25-64 years of age.   According to the article, "childhood conditions that are strongly correlated with the risk of experiencing depression in adulthood may, in fact, also be similar to the childhood conditions that are correlated with chronic pain in adulthood," (McCook Daily Gazette).  Other results of the study show that that the risk of chronic pain increases when you are born to parents with less than 12 years of education as opposed to highly educated parents.

Attorney Doug Stoehr takes cases for clients who are experiencing chronic pain due to an accident or injury due to the fault of another.  For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please visit his website at or call his office at 814-946-4100.

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