Loneliness increases the risk of dying from a heart attack

News 26 March, 2018
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    Monday, 26 march, 2018 19:36

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    Live alone and see very few people increases the risk of dying from a heart attack or STROKE, according to a large study in Great Britain, the countries of the “secretariat of State to the isolated individuals”.

    The study, published Tuesday, focuses on some 479, 000 people, who responded to questions about whether they were “socially isolated” (how many people they saw, how often they were going out) and if they felt alone.

    “The social isolation and feelings of loneliness are associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction, serious infarction or stroke,” the researchers write Finnish in the medical journal Heart.

    “The social isolation appears to remain a risk factor for mortality independent after a heart attack or a STROKE,” they add.

    The originality of this study is to isolate this factor from the other. In fact, live alone often goes hand in hand with other risks to the heart, as a mode of life little bit healthy (smoking, unbalanced diet, lack of physical activity), poor mental health, and poverty.

    By excluding these other risks, living alone increases the mortality of 32% after a heart attack or STROKE.

    The First british minister Theresa May had announced in January the appointment of a secretary of State in charge of isolated individuals, and to find solutions to the social scourge of loneliness.