Ahumada S

Adverse childhood experiences, health perception, and the role of shared familial factors in adult twins

Mostoufi S, Strachan E, Chopko L, Succop A, Martinez B, Ahumada S, Afari N To examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and health perception in adulthood, and to explore the contribution of shared familial factors to these associations. Data were collected from 180 female twins (90 pairs) from the community-based University of Washington […]

Chronic pain, overweight, and obesity: Findings from a community-based twin registry

Wright LJ, Schur E, Noonan C, Ahumada S, Buchwald D, Afari N Chronic pain and obesity, and their associated impairments, are major health concerns. We¬†estimated the association of overweight and obesity with 5 distinct pain conditions and 3 pain symptoms, and examined whether familial influences explained these relationships. We used data collected from 3,471 twins […]