Taunting may affect health of obese youths: Lasting emotional, physical hurt seen
July 11, 2007 | |

Remember that time in third grade when you called the pudgy boy in gym class “fatso?” It wasn’t just mean. It might have inflicted lasting wounds, according to a Yale University study released yesterday that found that overweight and obese children who are subjected to verbal taunts and physical bullying are substantially more prone during childhood to suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and high blood pressure than their peers.


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