Childhood Adversities, including Parental Alcoholism, Play a Role in Peptic Ulcers

New research shows that childhood adversities such as long-lasting financial difficulties, serious family conflicts, and a seriously or chronically ill family member have a predictive role in peptic ulcer. Adjusting for smoking, heavy drinking, stress, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use had no further influence. Science Daily reports that smoking and NSAID use are the…