Loneliness causes premature death

  • Loneliness causes premature death

    Posted by Krishna on May 4, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65461723

    Some shocking facts from the article:

    Loneliness is as
    dangerous to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day!

    Nearly 50% of all Americans are thought to have been affected!

    Loneliness is reported to increase the risk of premature death by almost
    30% – through health conditions including diabetes, heart attacks,
    insomnia and dementia!

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    Ricky replied 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Ricky

    Member
    May 5, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Its shocking.

    Also the main problem is difficulty in finding the signs of loneliness, as its an internal state rather than observable behaviour. To me the best solution is prevention. I like how they (in the article) suggested some steps to prevent loneliness.