Adults Who Were Bullied As Kids May Have Greater Risk For Obesity, Heart Disease

Reuters (5/20, Kelland) reports that a study published online May 20 in the journal Psychological Medicine suggests that people who are bullied in childhood have an increased likelihood of becoming obese or overweight as adults and may also have a greater risk of developing diabetes or heart disease. Included in the study were 7,102 people who had been bullied in childhood and who were tracked until they became 45 and were examined for obesity and blood markers for inflammation.

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— “Bullied kids have higher risk of adult obesity and heart disease,” Kate Kelland, Reuters, May 19, 2015.

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