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Loneliness kills

Updated on April 28, 2011

According to a recently released study by the Brigham Young University in theU.S., the loneliness is gone halfway to the grave. The paper concludes that lonely people have a 50% higher chance of dying than those who are always surrounded by family and friends. That means, the researchers said, that loneliness should be addressed as a problem of public health, as alarming as smoking or alcoholism.

According to the Brazilian psychiatrist Neury Botega, Faculty of Medical Sciencesof Unicamp, Brazil, a lonely life begins to be a problem when going to causesuffering to the individual. "Social isolation often is part of the clinical picture of depression, along with a sense of hopelessness, inability to feel pleasure and theidea that nothing is worth. " This is when the solo starts to open the guard, and tends to be increasingly vulnerable to a range of diseases.

The medical literature is full of cases linking loneliness with increased blood pressure and accelerating the aging process. There are also scientific studies that place alone in the category of those most prone to arteriosclerosis, diabetes, stroke,heart attack and immune deficiencies. Not to mention the high number of suicides.It is very probable that loneliness is associated with 50% of all cases worldwideannually.

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