Elements S2 • E25

What Is Loneliness Doing to Your Brain?





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Published on Jun 27, 2018

Did you know loneliness is now considered an epidemic? Find out how it manifests in the brain and what you can do about it.

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New Cigna Study Reveals Loneliness at Epidemic Levels in America
"In analyzing this closely, we’re seeing a lack of human connection, which ultimately leads to a lack of vitality – or a disconnect between mind and body."

Loneliness is bad for the heart
"Feeling lonely was associated with poor outcomes in all patients regardless of their type of heart disease, and even after adjusting for age, level of education, other diseases, body mass index, smoking, and alcohol intake."

To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health
"By now the evidence is abundant and decisive: social connection significantly affects health."


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