According to diabetes news reports, those children who are popular at school and are not bullied could face a smaller risk of developing diabetes and generally have better health . The unlikely conclusion proposes that children who are high in their school pecking order face a lower chance of hospitalisation by the age of 50, compared to those that are bullied.
The conclusion is tied up with a number of studies that show wealthier people are on average healthier, and success in itself leads to better health . The study examined some 14,000 people from Sweden between the ages of 20 and 50. Those less popular were more likely to need hospital treatment and faced a greater risk of diabetes and heart disease .
Both heart disease and type 2 diabetes are linked to lower status in school, and may be linked to positive self-image and healthy habits. Furthermore, researchers think that psychological strength may come from being popular, leading to less stress . The research, which was conducted in Stockholm, will be published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and published by the BMJ Group.

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