Psychosom Med 2021 Apr;83(3):256-264
From the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Qureshi, Tiemeier, Kubzansky), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies (Derks), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology (Derks) and; The Generation R Study Group, Department of Pediatrics (Jaddoe), Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Department of Epidemiology (Williams, Koenen), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
Objective: Poor mental health in childhood is associated with a greater risk of cardiometabolic disease in adulthood, but less is known about when these associations begin to emerge. This study tests whether poor mental health (indexed by emotional and behavioral problems) in early childhood predicts increases in cardiometabolic dysregulation over 4 years of follow-up.
Methods: Data are from 4327 participants in the Generation R Study. Read More