Social isolation as a health threat

Dr. Ross Simpson, Principal Investigator of SUDDEN, is quoted in an North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research article on the health impacts of loneliness.

Our research indicates that sudden, unexpected death is a tragically common occurrence, accounting for over 10 percent of all adult natural deaths. We have identified a number of common risk factors across populations, both rural and urban, but one of the most consistent themes is that of social isolation.

Read the article here.

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