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Childhood bullies and their victims both face an increased risk of stress, anger and hostility as they grow into adulthood, increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease and other physical health problems, suggests a study in Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from 305 men who participated in the Pittsburgh Youth Study, which followed them from first grade, in 1987, through their early 30s. As part of the study, researchers collected data from the children, their parents and teachers on bullying behavior when the children were 10 to 12 years old. Boys who bullied children were more aggressive and more likely to smoke in adulthood, while those who were bullied as children had more financial difficulties, more stressful life experiences and less optimism as adults. (Monitor on Psychology)

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