Lonely people are more vulnerable to heart-related diseases, found a study conducted by Copenhagen University Hospital’s Heart Centre.

According to the study, people who “feel lonely” are exposed to heart related problems more than the people who live alone.

The study was conducted on 13,463 heart patients who were discharged from Denmark’s five heart centres during April 2013 and April 2014. They were asked about their lifestyle, physical and mental health, social support and so on.

Both women and men suffering due to loneliness were found to be three times more exposed to anxiety and depression while their mortality risk also doubled.

Researcher Anne Vinggaard Christensen said, “Loneliness strongly predicts premature death, worse mental health and lower quality of life among the patients with cardiovascular disease in both men and women.”

 

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