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at 01:31 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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Loneliness is deadlier 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.
Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health effects of loneliness and social isolation.
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: “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need, crucial to both well-being and survival.
“Yet an increasing portion of the US population now experiences isolation regularly.”
Feeling lonely is thought to make people feel worse mentally and physically — and those who are lonely tend to suffer worse symptoms when they are unwell than those who aren’t.
A recent survey by Granset, the over-50s social networking site, found that almost three-quarters of older people in the UK are lonely and most have never spoken to someone about how they feel.
It also discovered that about 70 percent said their close friends and family would be surprised if they said they were lonely.
Recent Office of National Statistic statistics show Britain is the loneliest country in Europe.
And, according to the Campaign to End Loneliness, the UK’s loneliness epidemic costs business $26m per year for the costs associated with health outcomes and sick days.
Holt-Lunstad added: “There is robust evidence that social isolation and loneliness significantly increase risk for premature mortality, and the magnitude of the risk exceeds that of many leading health indicators.
“With an increasing aging population, the effect on public health is only anticipated to increase.
“Indeed, many nations around the world now suggest we are facing a ‘loneliness epidemic.’ The challenge we face now is what can be done about it.”

She suggested greater priority be placed on research and resources to tackle loneliness such as social skills for children in schools.
Previous research has suggested that solitary adults reported much more severe symptoms when they were unwell. A study by Rice University in Texas found that, while they were no more likely to catch a cold, lonely adults felt far worse when they did.
Experts said GPs should factor in a patient’s social circumstances when treating them.
tegonwa at 01:38 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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In Fact Being Single Will Even Make A Man Or Woman Live Longer And Happily Ever After.Ask Our Catholic Reverend Fathers And Sisters.Nawaa O!
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Starnixx at 02:13 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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sometimes
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pricklong at 02:26 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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TEGONWA WHAT HAPPEN TO THAT  BECAUSE AM SEEING YOU IN THAT PICTURE
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ruthie at 04:22 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin I DONT AGREE...OBESITY YOU WILL DIE FASTER...SINGLE LIFE NO PRESSURE...USELESS ARTICLE
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Dramaking at 06:18 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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Smh... And i neva die nor fall ill since my Uni day? These people jus dey find way 2 promotion fornication and unwanted pregnancies.. #Shame
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tegonwa at 06:57 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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Quote from: pricklong on 02:26 PM, 22 Aug 17
TEGONWA WHAT HAPPEN TO THAT  BECAUSE AM SEEING YOU IN THAT PICTURE
Pricklong No Be Me Be Dat.Na Starnix And Ruthie For Club Shaa.
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Patrioti at 07:15 PM, 22 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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Lies. I know a man in my town who died at the age of 92 years without being married before.
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ejikeiyo at 09:44 AM, 23 Aug 17 (4 weeks ago)
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WASTED GENERATION
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Pleasantness at 01:15 AM, 3 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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i cant say as i no dey that category
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