Thursday 20 September 2018

Bullying shortens a victim's life

Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person's life, new research suggests.

Scientists found a significantly increased risk of stress-induced chronic inflammation in middle-aged men and women who had been bullied as children.

This, in turn, is known to increase the chances of having blocked arteries, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks and strokes.

The findings come from a major study of more than 7,000 people.

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