Jaranwala: Research conducted on individuals who chose to be alone during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that solitude can be more dangerous than smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
According to an international news agency, American experts have stated that the profound sense of loneliness during the era of the coronavirus has affected millions of Americans, leading many to experience isolation.
Experts say that nearly 50% of the population in the United States has been affected by loneliness. This is why the American Health Department is giving equal importance to addressing social isolation as it does to issues like drug abuse and obesity.
According to experts, isolation can be the cause of depression, dementia, anxiety, higher rates of stroke, and suicides. It is said that loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 30 percent.
In the study, experts shed light on the detrimental effects of loneliness, stating that it is not only more dangerous than smoking cigarettes but can also bring a person closer to the jaws of death sooner than expected.