Missed Meals in Childhood Linked With Pain, Depression in Adulthood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Study

Published: Feb 28, 2013

It’s common knowledge that a child who misses a meal can’t concentrate in school. But what happens years down the road? Does that missed meal have any bearing on health in adulthood? A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study shows that missed meals in childhood can be linked to experiencing pain and depression in adulthood. Depression and chronic pain are experienced by 44 percent of working-aged adults and the study shows a correlation between childhood conditions and pain and depression in adulthood.

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