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Researchers Link Childhood Hunger, Violence Later in Life

‘Researchers Link Childhood Hunger, Violence Later in Life’, http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2016/6/20-32065_Researchers-Link-Childhood-Hunger-Violence-Later-i_story-wide.html, The University of Texas at Dallas (June 20, 2016).

Negative outcomes

The study (…) found that people who experienced frequent hunger as kids were more than twice as likely to exhibit impulsivity and injure others intentionally as adolescents and adults. (…) Previous research has shown that childhood hunger contributes to a variety of other negative outcomes, including poor academic performance. (…) The findings suggest that strategies aimed at alleviating hunger may also help reduce violence.

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