Brigham Young University, Julian Lanston, Diabetes discussed on Kickass News

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What are the statistics to back that up EVAC? Term Meta analysis that was done at Brigham Young University by Julian Lanston. Research was done after a growing body of evidence was showing that loneliness to be associated with poor health outcomes. And would Julianne found in her work was at loneliness, was associated with a reduction in lifespan. and was in fact, also associated with an increased risk of premature death, and when you look at the degree to which the lifespan was shortened in people who struggled with loneliness, it was similar to the mortality impact of smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. It was greater than the mortality impact of city and sedentary living. It also seems particularly difficult to diagnose and treat because loneliness sometimes disguises itself and so many other ways as depression or anxiety over eating addiction while the root cause is far more elusive. How do we go about treating a health crisis? That doesn't always show itself in the most obvious ways. I tend to avoid thinking about it. As a as an illness, the way we might think about diabetes or high blood pressure because I think that loneliness is more complicated than that I think it. It is a normal state of being that can have adverse effects when it stays around for a long time, experience it for prolonged periods of time into the same way that I wouldn't consider hunger, disease or thirstier disease. I wouldn't consider loneliness into disease, but I do think what's important is that we understand one how to respond to it effectively into what to do. When it persists for a long period of time. And I say this because I you know i. one of the things that has struck me and I and I say this despite my medical training is that I do think sometimes we can have A. Tendency to over medical is things in in our culture, and there's some cases where that's the right thing to do. there other cases where that can. Actually take the issue that we're talking about. An almost remove our agency from it right and not everyone who just kind of enjoys doing their own thing is lonely. What is the difference between someone who is maybe a bit of a loner or enjoy solitude? Someone who genuinely suffers from loneliness, that's a great question, and it brings up the question of definitions, so loneliness is a subjective state, and it's in contrast to an objective term like isolation, which is more a description of the number of people we have around us, but loneliness is really about how we feel about those connections, so if we are a freshman in college surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands of new students. We. Don't know any of them and don't feel comfortable. Showing up is who we are. The net can become a very lonely experience very quickly. With also relevant here is that being a college student on campus or A new person joining a company, you might find that you're thrown into an environment that has very extroverted. Expectations so if you're in orientation week in college, there likely mixers and parties and other events that you can go to, but what if you're an introvert? And you actually don't enjoy socializing as much in large group settings of drains you and you prefer in fact, one on one conversations or small groups or to stay home, because you.

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