When confronted with the word obesity, many people instantly picture a person indulging in eating too much and moving too little. It’s too easy to judge these people as being lazy and weak with no self-control. In truth the root causes of obesity are varied. Genetic factors may be involved, it may be a side effect of certain prescription drugs, it may also be brought on by environmental factors.
Dr. Vincent Felitti, a leading expert in childhood trauma and co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), stipulated in a report that a painful past can also have a direct link with a person’s eating disorder.
Dr. Felitti’s research and findings can be fully read through the link given below. As a quick overview, it was found that some of the study’s respondents over ate as a way to curb their fear, anger or depression which stems from traumatic events in the past.
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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – the largest, most important public health study you never heard of – began in an obesity clinic
Mentions of the ACE Study – the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — have shown up in the New York Times, This American Life, and Salon.com recently. In the last year, it’s become a buzzword in social services, public health, education, juvenile justice, mental health, pediatrics, criminal justice and even business.