Loneliness bad for health, study says

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Loneliness may be bad for your health, according to a recent study.

Livescience.com reported that new research suggests there’s a direct biological link between being lonely and poor health.

The research suggests that loneliness is tied to hardening of the arteries, inflammation in the body, and even problems with learning and memory.

John Cacioppo, a University of Chicago social psychologist who studies the biological effects of loneliness, said even fruit flies that are isolated have worse health and die sooner than those that interact with others.

The research reportedly shows that social engagement may be hard-wired.

Read full story: Livescience.com.

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