Loneliness is deadlier than obesityby Editorial Staff - 2017.08.07
Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a major public health hazard. Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health effects of social isolation and loneliness involving nearly four million people. The authors of the biggest ever review into the problem discovered that lonely people had a 50% increased risk of early death, compared to those with good social connections. In contrast, obesity raises the chance of dying before the age of 70 by around 30%. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need—crucial to both well-being and survival,” the authors said. People should be preparing for retirement socially as well as financially, because for many people the workplace is their biggest source of companionship.
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