Social Isolation Associated With Premature Death.

The Los Angeles Times (3/26, Mohan, Times) reports, “People who are socially isolated are more likely to die prematurely, regardless of their underlying health issues, according to a study of the elderly British population.” The study’s “findings, published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that when mental and physical health conditions were factored out, the lack of social contact continued to lead to early death among 6,500 men and women tracked over a seven-year period.”

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— “Social isolation increases risk of early death, study finds, “Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2013.

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