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Your Health August 12, 2013 What tummy trouble as a child means for adults

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A new study links chronic stomach aches in children to anxiety disorders later in life.
  Vanderbilt University researchers tracked more than 400 children and followed up with them as young adults.
     Fifty-one percent of the adults who had abdominal pain in childhood suffered from an anxiety disorder.
     Thirty percent were still struggling with it.
     Forty percent of adults who had tummy troubles as children had depression at some point in their life.

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