Growing up poor is bad for your DNA

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A rough childhood doesn’t just make you grow up faster; it could actually make your body grow old early. In research studying how day-to-day circumstances affect our DNA, researchers have found evidence that social stresses from poverty could wear down children’s genes, making them vulnerable to cancer and age-related disorders at an earlier age. Children in the study…

Flavio Calonge‘s insight:

La pobreza impacta a los niños mas allá de lo imaginado hasta ahora. Es hora de combatir el flagelo de la pobreza con educación y soporte a los mas necesitados. Son nuestro futuro.

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