Loneliness And Isolation Are As Bad For You As Obesity, New Study Says

March 12, 2015 3:50 PM

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Loneliness And Isolation Are As Bad For You As Obesity, New Study Says

These days, thanks to cell phones and computers, it's easier than you'd think to spend a day without speaking to a soul other than Siri or the pizza delivery guy. But interacting with others is something we should all be more conscious of. Indeed a new study finds that isolation and loneliness threaten longevity as much as obesity.

Researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah looked at nearly 35 years of studies on how loneliness, social isolation and living alone can affect your lifespan and what they found was startling. “We need to start taking our social relationships more seriously," the study's lead author Julianne ...

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