• Saturday, August 13, 2022

HEALTH

Lonely people have higher rates of chronic diseases: study

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By: Keerthi Mohan

There’s a good chance that loneliness can kill you. A recent study revealed that people who are lonely have a higher risk of heart attack — by more than 40 per cent — and social isolation can increase the chance of stroke by 39 per cent and premature death by up to 50 per cent, reported Mail Online. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing the health records of 480,000 Britons. People with heart-related problems need to be surrounded by family and friends as they were far more likely to die early if they were isolated. Lonely people also showed…

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