Study: Popularity linked with health

LOS ANGELES Swedish researchers tracked the health of 14,000 people for 50 years.

People, whose childhood peers ranked them the least popular, were nine times more likely to develop heart disease, four times more likely to need diabetes treatment and twice as likely to suffer depression.

Whether the stress of being unpopular plays a role in the development of disease or if one's popularity impacts behavioral tendencies is not clear.

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