Harvard Heart Letter

Does loneliness play a role in cardiovascular problems?

Staying connected to friends, neighbors, and your community may protect your heart. The lonely hearts club may be larger than you realize. About a third of older adults say they frequently feel lonely, according to findings from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. And only about half of Americans have meaningful in-person social interactions on a daily basis, such as having an extended conversation with a friend or spending time…

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