Being bullied at work dramatically raises the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research.
A Danish study of around 46,000 people found those picked on by colleagues were 46 percent more likely to fall victim to the life-threatening illness.
In the US, nearly 20 percent of the workforce reports experience bullying at their places of employment.
This is the first time the link between bullying and type 2 diabetes has been discovered, and scientists suspect the pattern could be related to emotional upset fueling comfort-eating.
Men are more vulnerable to the phenomenon than their female counterparts – 61 percent compared to 36 percent.