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24 January 2018

Bullying doesn’t just affect children

Bullying doesn’t just affect children. It can have a significant effect on the wellbeing of adults, too. A recent Scandinavian study which surveyed more than 45,000 employed people aged between 40 and 65 with regards to bullying (unkind or negative behaviour from colleagues) and violence at work found that those who were bullied had a 46% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The authors believe that the social and emotional stress caused by bullying can lead to hormonal and metabolic changes that may explain the elevated risk of diabetes.

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