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Childhood experiences of parenting and cancer risk at older ages: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

19th October 2017 2pm, University of Southampton, Building 58, Room 1023

Panayotes Demakakos, University College London

The association between childhood experiences of poor parenting and offspring health at older ages is an important, but underinvestigated area of research. Because poor parenting is potentially a major childhood stressor, we hypothesize that childhood experiences of poor parenting will be associated with higher rates of disease at older ages including higher rates of cancer.