Loneliness is as great a health risk as obesity: Social isolation and living alone significantly increase a person’s chance of dying early

Loneliness is as great a health risk as obesity, new research reveals.

Social connections reduce the risk of dying early by 50 percent, a study review found.

Being isolated or living alone significantly increase the chance of dying prematurely – at a rate equal to, or greater than, obesity, the research adds.

Previous research has linked loneliness with a reduced quality of life and therefore shorter life expectancy.

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