Childhood adversity might cause obesity via the adoption of unhealthy behaviors. It might also cause poor cardiometabolic health, either via obesity or via another pathway (e.g., altered stress response). Robson et al. found that childhood adversity was associated with poor cardiometabolic health at ages 60 to 64 years, in both normal-weight and overweight/obese adults. Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms by which childhood adversity might affect cardiometabolic health without necessarily increasing body weight.