Here’s why loneliness is bad for your heart

As per a recent study, lonely people are twice as likely to die from heart problems. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men and women. Feeling lonely was associated with poor outcomes in all patients regardless of their type of heart disease, and even after adjusting for age, level of education, other diseases, body mass index, smoking, and alcohol intake.

Loneliness was associated with a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly doubled risk in men. Both men and women who felt lonely were three times more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression, and had a significantly lower quality of life than those who did not feel lonely.

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Source: ANI
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