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Being Bullied as a Child Elevates Chronic Inflammation in Adults


Background: While school bullying in childhood is known to be related to a number of long-term negative outcomes, less is known about the specific biological effects of bullying. Objective: To investigate whether bullying is associated with chronic inflammation within the well-known longitudinal Great Smoky Mountain Study cohort. Participants/Methods: 1420 individuals have been followed in the Great Smoky Mountain Study in rural North Carolina from ages 9 to 21 years. Each subject more...
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