HEALTH

Close relationships can extend your lifespan by lowering your risk of fatal diseases, study shows

Loneliness can bring on a slew of health problems, which can eventually lead to an early death, a new report has revealed.

And these problems can begin as early as infancy, the report from the American Psychological Association (ASA) said.

The analysis features a collection of studies from different establishments, all of which conclude that if a person does not have meaningful relationships, their chances of being diagnosed with fatal diseases are higher.

Specific ailments that affect lonely people more are obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

For this reason, psychologists are urging public health officials to recognize the ‘loneliness epidemic’ as a priority, as government agencies are doing little to address the issue.

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