Loners at Risk of Early Death: Study

March 17, 2015 12:37 AM

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Loners at Risk of Early Death: Study

A study by Brigham Young University in Utah unveiled that loners die early. Being alone not only affects a person mentally but also physically, said the study researchers. The researchers evaluated data for the study subjects over a period of 35 years. Remaining lonely for 35 years was characterized by living alone and social isolation. In the study, three million participants were examined. After assessing, the researchers concluded that loneliness can lead to physical and mental damage.

Various factors that might affect the study include age, socioeconomic status, gender, and current illnesses. As per the analysis, with the controlled variables, loneliness led to 26% of the participants to die prematurely and isolation led to 29% of participants to die prematurely.

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