Loneliness kills a lot more people.
Monitoring for the elderly confirmed that loneliness significantly increases the chances of dying from heart disease and blood vessels. This was stated by the scientists, speaking at the EuroHeartCare Congress in 2018 in Dublin.
This writes HealthyStyle.info with reference to ria.ru.
“Every year the number of single people on the Earth is hitting new records. Our colleagues had noticed that loneliness and social isolation are statistically associated with an elevated chance of dying from a stroke or coronary heart disease. We tested whether other heart problems and blood vessels,” said Anna Vinggaard (Anne Vinggaard) from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
In recent years, scientists actively interested in how the various social aspects of life, including the presence or absence of family, children and relatives, affect human health. Observations show that single people die several years earlier than their family peers, including because of the greater susceptibility to strokes and heart attacks.
Moreover, a year ago the doctors on the results of two hundred studies have concluded that loneliness kills more people than obesity and other diseases normally associated with problematic cardiovascular system.
Vinggaard and her colleagues checked whether it all types of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. They analyzed the data that was collected in the cardiology Department of hospitals of Copenhagen in 2013 and 2014. During this time we asked for help about 14 thousands of Danes suffering from ischemia, atrial fibrillation and other problems with the circulatory system.