Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults
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|Thu, 07-25-2013 - 11:50am|
Were you spanked as a child? It could be contributing to your health problems according to Health Day News. "Children whose parents use "harsh" physical punishment such as slapping or shoving may end up in relatively poorer physical health as adults, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 34,000 U.S. adults in a government health study, those who said they were harshly disciplined as kids had slightly higher risks of obesity, arthritis and heart disease.
Harsh punishment was defined as being hit, slapped, pushed or grabbed at least sometimes." read more