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    Kinesiology 199

The Adverse Childhood Experience Study

Last week and this week in class we focuses on the Adverse Childhood Experience Study which is one of the largest investiagtions that has ever been conducted to uncover associations between childhood mistreatment and health and well-being in their later stages of life. Although not commonly known, the ACES study has released that almost 2/3 of their studies participants tested positive to at least one ACE, as well as more than 1/5 tested into 3 or more ACE such as abuse or neglect. This article that I found in the Huffington Post was extremely interesting, talking about Dr. Vincent Felitti and his weight loss clinic, more than half of his participants dropped out. After conduction years of research, he figured out that these participants didn't gain weight slowly after years, it was from the abuse they had suffered during childhood as a coping mechanism for being sexually abused as a child. This totally surprised me due to this being such a vast amount of people in one area that the ACES rang true for. This article was definitely beneficial in my learning about the ACES program and its effects overall and in a long-term aspect.

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This article was really interesting in that it was able to capture what the program was about and how it can really trace the correlation between childhood and future life (teenage years, adulthood) 11-08-2015 3:15pm

Comment by Renaye Tolbert

I thought that this article was really well written because it really shows how you grow up as a child and how it will relate as you get older. It really helps you to understand more about the ACES. 11-02-2016 9:21pm

Comment by Carli Herman

This article caught my attention not only because it's the topic that we're discussing in class, but because of how easy it was able to capture what the program was about. It really discusses how the way you are treated at a young age could have a lasting effect on your life. 11-04-2016 10:22pm

Comment by Andrew Cho

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