Lonliness May Be A Hidden Killer

Loneliness is as deadly as being obese, that is the conclusion of a recent study conducted by Brigham Young University. Being lonely, one may reason shelters an individual from detrimental exchanges with the outside world, while protecting their inner sanctum, but to the contrary, it serves as a magnet towards worse health, emotionally and physically, according to study author Julianne Holt-Lunstad.

3 million individuals participated in the study over a period of 35 years. The participants were classified as living by themselves and socially isolated. The research scientists assessed information from 70 studies from 1980 through 2014.
Consideration was given to gender, socioeconomic standing, age, along with existing health ailments which indicated that being isolated from society contributed to an elevated probability of premature death. 26 percent of the participants suffered an early death attributed to loneliness, 29 percent of them died due to social isolation and 32 percent died prematurely due attributed to living by themselves.

Co-author Tim Smith indicates that there has never been a period in history, when more individuals are living by themselves, as they are now. It is inevitable that the an epidemic of loneliness looming in the future stated Jason Halpern. Loneliness is not limited to be lonely or isolated, it can occur amongst relationships with friends and romantic interests. Social interaction is highly recommended, for it just may save you from a premature death.

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