Can Abuse Cause Obesity?

Dr. Felitti’s Research on Abuse & Health

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Share ACE Quiz – this 10 questions quiz allows clients to quickly calculate their adverse childhood experience score.


PART II – For Men

PART II – For Women

IMPORTANT NOTE: the above quiz and detailed surveys are intended for clients to fill our privately and confidentially, and to present these forms to their trusted health care provider. As shown by this huge study (over 17,000 people), adverse childhood experiences affect weight, so if there are adverse experiences and a weight problem, this can be hugely important.

The Ace Study & Its Importance – The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA.

Why this is So Important?
This is one of the few studies that found a clear connection between abuse and trauma and obesity.

Is this Study Significant?
Over 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study. Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.

More Information on This Study
Visit The ACE Study Web Site