New research suggests that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk dying early 50 per cent. The research is Brigham Young University the USA. Researchers tried to find how loneliness affected the risk early death. They said loneliness can occur even if people are surrounded family and friends. Researchers also looked the dangers to health social isolation. This is when people have little or no contact others. The research showed that the risk premature death was 50 per cent lower for adults who mixed with friends and family. Researchers found that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone were all associated an increased risk of early death.
The researchers added that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone could be more dangerous than obesity. Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad said the results her research are worrying because the population is aging. She said: "Many nations the world now suggest we are facing a 'loneliness epidemic'. The challenge we face now is what can be done it." She suggested that one way to help this problem is to teach social skills to children schools. She also said doctors should talk more loneliness to their patients. addition, she said people should prepare their old age social life like they take pensions to prepare their financial future.