Healthy Aging: Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality

Overall, the influence of both objective and subjective social isolation on risk for mortality is comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality

“Social relationships, or the relative lack thereof, constitute a major risk factor for health—rivaling the effect of well established health risk factors such as cigarette smoking, blood pressure, blood lipids, obesity and physical activity”

—House, Landis, and Umberson; Science 1988  Continue reading “Healthy Aging: Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality”