Loneliness and Isolation lead to Early Mortality

March 17, 2015 9:56 PM

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Smoking, drinking, junk food, lack of exercise and air pollution are thought to be risk factors for early mortality, but a new study shows that social life is also a very important factor that influences people of all ages.

The study was conducted by psychologists from Brigham Young University (Provo). The researchers have discovered that although older people were considered to be more prone to feeling lonely and having an overall higher risk of mortality, it looks like social isolation and solitude can be a cause of ...

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