Heart Disease

Children of Divorce linked Heart Disease, Cancer & Diabetes

A new study from the University College London (UCL) again confirms that the social effects of divorce have life long impacts on children whose parents divorce. With data collected from 7, 462 people in the 1958 National Child Development Study, the study showed that children below 16 whose parents' divorced had 16 per cent higher levels of C-reactive protein by age 44.

C-reactive protein is an inflammatory marker found in blood samples. Long-term raised C-reactive protein is a known risk factor for diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer and type II diabetes.

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