Being a loner can ruin health as much as obesity

March 16, 2015 2:47 PM

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Being a loner can ruin health as much as obesity

A man rests sitting on a bench at Vuelta del Castillo Park surrounded by autumn leaves, in Pamplona northern Spain, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Being a loner can ruin your health as much as obesity, say researchers. The new study out of Brigham Young University warns that loneliness and social isolation can affect longevity as severely as more common health risks, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

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