People without relatives, family and loved ones often die several years earlier than their peers.
A group of Danish scientists-cardiologists from the University of Copenhagen came to the conclusion that the likelihood of early death from problems with the blood vessels for men is doubled if they lead a solitary existence. The results of their study they presented at the EuroHeartCare Congress in 2018 in Dublin.
Many experts believe that loneliness in terms of the risk of such illnesses as coronary heart disease and stroke even more dangerous in its effects than obesity. Danish researchers have added to this conclusion that loneliness can also increase the likelihood of other cardiac disorders such as ischemia, atrial fibrillation.
Preliminary research, incidentally, also showed that loneliness can be a factor of premature death. Data showed: people without relatives, family and loved ones often die several years earlier than their peers, sharing your life with someone else.
“Loneliness and at the same time affects the health in itself, and leads to the fact that elderly and sick people forget to take their meds. On average, it increases the risk of premature death for women and men in two times,” – commented the scientists from the University of Copenhagen.