Gap Fill - Loneliness - Level 2


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Research shows that and social isolation could increase the of dying early by 50%. Researchers tried to find out loneliness affected the risk of dying . People can be even if they are with family and friends. Researchers also looked at the of social isolation. This is when people have little or no with others. The research showed that the risk of an early was 50 per cent lower for people who mixed with friends and . Researchers said loneliness, social , and living alone were all linked to an increased risk of early death.

The said loneliness, social isolation, and living alone could be more than obesity. A professor said the research is worrying because the is getting older. She said: "Many …suggest we are facing a 'loneliness epidemic'. The …is what can be done about it." She suggested that one to help…is to teach social to children in schools. In addition, could talk about loneliness to their . Finally, she said people should prepare for their old age social life like they do for their future.

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