Loneliness kills- experts warn
Loneliness is deadly than obesity and should be considered a public health risk, experts have warned.
Those with bad social connections have a 50 percent increased risk of early death compared to those with good social connections, a review of studies on loneliness suggests.
They discovered that social isolation raised a person’s risk of death by half compared to obesity, which raised the risk of death by just 30 percent.
Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, lead author and professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, said,
Let’s all take caution