Noll, Trickett, Harris, and Putnam (2008) note an association between child sexual abuse and the later development of obesity. Both child sexual abuse and obesity often occur in conjunction with depression, behavioral impulsivity, drug and alcohol use, difficulties with peers, and poor self-esteem. Obese children most often become obese adults, which places their children at increased risk for the development of childhood obesity and diabetes. Childhood obesity places the child at risk for a host of social, relationship, and emotional difficulties (Trickett et al., 2001).
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