Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring

New research suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. The study found that the telomeres — protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA — of subjects who considered their mothers’ parenting style as ‘cold’ were on average 25% smaller compared to those who reported having a mother whose parenting style they considered ‘warm.’

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