Study Claims Being Alone Will Kill You Faster Than Obesity

Socially isolated people experience insomnia, abnormal immune response and cognitive decline far more often than those i...

Nobody wants to live a lonely life—even introverts want someone to be with. However, in this world of 7.6 billion people, there are many who live a lonely life.

Experts have deduced that loneliness can be more deadly than obesity and should actually be considered a public health risk. A review of a study conducted on loneliness suggests that people with bad social connections have an increased risk of early death versus those with a busy social life.

U.S researchers analyzed 218 studies related to the health effects of loneliness and came to a surprising conclusion. Social isolation raised a person’s risk of death by 50% compared to obesity.

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