Study: Emotional Support For Kids In Poverty Helps Lower Their Health Risks

Reuters (10/17, Seaman) reports researchers from the University of Georgia have found that, while African American teens growing up in poverty are more likely to have chronic illnesses than other kids, emotional support from caretakers can offset the damage from living in a stressful environment. The study examined 420 19-year-old African American adolescents and is published in the journal Pediatrics.

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— “Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower their health risks: study,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, October 16, 2014.

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