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Arts programming may help lower stress in economically disadvantaged preschoolers

Science Daily – Staff Writer

“Previous research has determined that poverty can harm children’s educational, social-emotional, and physical health, in part by damaging the bodily systems that respond to the chronically high levels of stress that children in poverty are more likely to experience. A new study has found that intensive arts programs — music, dance, and visual arts — may address this phenomenon by lowering the stress levels of economically disadvantaged preschoolers, as measured through cortisol.”(more)

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