Scientists have made an unexpected statement about loneliness

Techno 5 February, 2018

2018-02-05 11:11

Scientists have made an unexpected statement about loneliness
The lack of communication, social interaction – a problem that has affected not only the elderly, but many young people

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Scientists conducted a study and compared the enforced solitude with one of the most harmful habits people, reports Rus.Media.

According to a study in the UK from loneliness affects about 9 million people. This has a negative impact on their health.

Cut off from the outside world, people are more prone to depression and suicide. The lack of mental stimulation leads to the appearance of people of dementia. They have it developing on 64% more than those who have social ties. It was also found that the mortality rate among single men increased by 26% and the risk of high blood pressure and obesity.

Startling fact: a lack of social ties as detrimental to health as 15 cigarettes a day.

It is as harmful as lack of exercise and twice as worse than the extra weight. Socially isolated people are more likely to visit doctors, sometimes only to talk to anyone.

“To solve the problem of loneliness is possible only by joint efforts of the government, employers, businesses, community organizations, families, communities, and individuals. They should all take part in it. Only their joint work may change the situation”, – stated in the report of the British scientists.

In fact, the presence of close friends and family can improve health better than exercise, weight loss, quitting Smoking and alcohol.