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Social isolation increases death risk in older people

Posted on: March 26, 2013

Social isolation is associated with a higher risk of death in older people regardless of whether they consider themselves lonely, research suggests.A study of 6,500 UK men and women aged over 52 found that being isolated from family and friends was linked with a 26% higher death risk over seven years.Whether or not participants felt lonely did not alter the impact of social isolation on health.

via BBC News – Social isolation increases death risk in older people.

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