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Obese teen girls more likely to be bullies: Queen's University study

2012-02-21

A new study out of Queen’s University has shown that overweight kids are more likely to be bullies. Obese and overweight males reported a two-fold increase in bullying others while obese females reported a three-fold increase in bullying.

Queen’s PhD student and study author Atif Kukaswadia is available to comment on the research which was co-authored by Queen’s professors Wendy Craig (psychology), Ian Janssen (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) and William Pickett (Department of Community Health and Epidemiology).

The study in the European Journal of Obesity is available for viewing here.

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