Research links poor kids' stress, bra...

Research links poor kids' stress, brain impairment

There are 2 comments on the story from Apr 6, 2009, titled Research links poor kids' stress, brain impairment. In it, reports that:

Children raised in poverty suffer many ill effects: They often have health problems and tend to struggle in school, which can create a cycle of poverty across generations.

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 6, 2009
To suggest that higher family 'stress levels' cause impairment to cognitive functioning based on the fact that both conditions exist is falacious reasoning. It may or may not be true.

The researcher's conclusions do seem to conveniently support the notion that yet again, the poverty stricken are a victim class. The new twist is that they now have a physiological excuse for their cyclical failure to thrive.

I envision a state funding program in the future...

Monroe, LA

#2 Apr 6, 2009
"...women and children hardest hit".

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