In Dublin, the doctors undertook a study that showed that most of the students with excess weight suffer from jeers at school and therefore ditch school. Because of psychological problems, such children may lag behind in development. This is reported by the Irish Independent.
A study by doctors from the Temple St Hospital in Dublin showed that 6 out of 10 schoolchildren with overweight suffer from bullying from their peers. As a result, many of them skip school for fear of hooligans.