Adverse childhood experiences in adults with morbid obesity.

Susana Silva, Angela Maia


Research has shown that morbid obesity adults have more adverse childhood experiences. The aim of our work was to study the prevalence of this experience in a sample with 75 participants with morbid obesity (weight range of 118.57 Kg) candidate to bariatric surgery. Sixty-six (88%) participants had at least one adverse childhood experience, 51 (68%) refer at least four adverse experiences. The results suggest that a large number of participants had adverse childhood experiences, and food behaviour should be understood attending to the whole life of the individual.

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