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  • Study links insulin resistance, advanced cell aging with childhood poverty

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    Black adolescents who lived in poverty as children and were pessimistic about their future had accelerated immune cell aging and greater levels of insulin resistance in their mid- to late twenties, according to a study by Allen W. Barton, a professor of human development and family studies.

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Allen Barton, call 217-244-2009; email

    The paper, “Childhood poverty, immune cell aging and African Americans’ insulin resistance: A prospective study” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI:  10.1111/cdev.13795