The health effects of bullying

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  • Kav Boise, ID
    May 18, 2014 12:52 a.m.

    My apologies to those I will offend with this, but I feel the need to speak up. I am embarrassed and sickened that so many people complaining about the outcome of a study. Facts are not an endorsement of a certain type of behavior, they are just facts. (And yes, I realize that more studies can be done that might contradict these particular facts, that is not the point and is an attempt to avoid what is becoming an educational epidemic in this country.)

    Just because a study says something you don't like does not mean that Deseret News should not publish that story. Again, I am wearied and sickened by the way that we have become so willing to close our minds and shout down anything that we think is wrong instead of analyzing it for the truth that is there. This will lead only to ignorance without solving the problem that people are complaining about.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    May 16, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    I really think the results should have been expressed in reverse. Being healthier allows bullies to be agressive, because they are less likely to lose a fight. Also, use of slcohol makes someone more aggressive.

    I'm sure Deseret News accurately reported the study results, but I wonder what scientific standards were employed in the design of the study in the first place. In general, causation is difficult to demonstrate.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    May 16, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    THis is a summary of the study, you need to look at the abstract to get the details. DMN will never give those out!

  • JLindow St George, UT
    May 16, 2014 9:09 a.m.


    Telling, isn't it?

    May 16, 2014 8:42 a.m.

    I'm sorry. You are actually printing a story that highlights the upside of being a bully?

  • mattwend IDAHO FALLS, ID
    May 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    This study has a major deficit. Are the CRP levels higher because of bullying or are the underlying illnesses a sign of a person who has characteristics that lead them to be bullied? I don't want to place blame on the victim, however, it usually isn't your strong, healthy and athletic child who is bullied. It is the child that is perceived as being weak in some way.