Loneliness can increase risk of heart disease by 27 percent for older women

Data from nearly 58,000 postmenopausal women who were tracked for more than a decade showed that, independently, social isolation increased heart disease by 8 percent and loneliness increased it by 5 percent, but the effect was much stronger for those who reported high levels of both feelings, giving them a 13 to 27 percent higher risk for cardiovascular problems than women with low levels of…

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News Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/02/20/loneliness-heart-disease-older-women/

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