Lonely, isolated seniors face higher risk of early death, study finds

03/26/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Social isolation and loneliness were associated with increased risk of early death among seniors, according to a British study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers said social isolation was linked to higher risk of early mortality regardless of factors such as health and age, while loneliness was tied to increased risk of early death in those who had underlying mental or physical issues.

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