“Chronic loneliness, some say, is like ‘smoking 15 cigarettes a day.’ It ‘kills more people than obesity.’ | A history of loneliness”

lonelinessAndrew Wyeth’s ‘Baleen’ (1982). Mia Feigelson, CC BY-NC-SA”

“Is loneliness our modern malaise?

“Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.”

“Chronic loneliness, some say, is like ‘smoking 15 cigarettes a day.’ It ‘kills more people than obesity.’

“Because loneliness is now considered a public health issue – and even an epidemic – people are exploring its causes and trying to find solutions.”

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