People who were underweight (BMI less than 18.5) also experienced worse outcomes from COVID-19.
And the findings could give clues to building tougher materials for use in construction and aeronautics.
Each type of bullying was positively related to health risk, including depression, sleep problems, stress, and unhealthy weight control behaviors, said the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
According to the researchers, the human body expends energy when it digests food for the absorption, digestion, transport, and storage of nutrients.
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Research shows that optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures.