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Feeling lonely greatly increases risk of developing Type 2 diabetes -

Feeling lonely greatly increases risk of developing Type 2 diabetes -
Researchers find loneliness can predict the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the worse you feel, the greater your risk of having the disease.

Researchers find loneliness can predict the onset of Type 2 diabetes.A team at King’s College London reveals measuring feelings of loneliness can be a strong predictor of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.Over the course of the 12 years however, 264 now have Type 2 diabetes.When comparing the results to the tests each patient took to examine their feelings of loneliness, study authors find “a one point increase in the averaged loneliness score was associated with a 41% increase in the hazard of Type 2 diabetes onset.

“The study also demonstrates a clear distinction between loneliness and social isolation in that isolation or living alone does not predict Type 2 diabetes whereas loneliness, which is defined by a person’s quality of relationships, does,” Dr.“If the feeling of loneliness becomes chronic… then everyday you’re stimulating the stress system and over time that leads to wear and tear on your body and those negative changes in stress-related biology may be linked to Type 2 diabetes development,” Dr.

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