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A new study of 340 people found that 76% had moderate-high loneliness.
It also showed that loneliness peaked in three age periods: the late 20s, the mid-50s, and the late 80s.
Being lonely can negatively impact your mental and physical health, and some research suggests it’s as bad for your body as smoking.
Loneliness is considered a growing public health threat in the United States. Former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy has even described loneliness as an “epidemic” plaguing the country. On Tuesday, new research identified “alarmingly high” levels of loneliness in a group of adults, and suggested that loneliness may peak during certain age periods.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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