Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Abuse and adversity in childhood linked to more cardiovascular risk in adulthood

(American Heart Association) Children and teens who experience abuse, bullying, neglect or witness violence and other forms of adversity are more likely to develop heart and blood vessel diseases as adults. Unhealthy responses to stress (such as overeating), mental health problems and disruptions in basic biologic processes may underlie the increased risk.