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Study: lonliness, social isolation more of a health threat to Americans than obesity

By lostand confused   Aug 6, 5:02pm   489 views   21 comments   watch (1)   quote      

https://www.studyfinds.org/loneliness-social-isolation-alone-obesity/

analyses of previous studies to determine how social isolation, loneliness, and living alone plays a role in a person’s risk of dying.New research shows that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone pose a greater heath threat to Americans than being overweight.In an analysis of 148 studies that included more than 300,000 people total, her research team found that

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1   rpanic01   Aug 6, 5:25pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Out of sight out of mind.

2   someone else   Aug 6, 6:39pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Loneliness and social isolation are both the inevitable results of diversity.

Countries with a single strong majority culture take care of their own people, exactly because they are their own people.

3   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks   Aug 6, 7:51pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

obesity is what causes loneliness in many Americans.

4   komputodo   Aug 6, 7:53pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Loneliness and social isolation are both the inevitable results of diversity.

Countries with a single strong majority culture take care of their own people, exactly because they are their own people.

You nailed it. That's how it is in mexico.

5   P N Dr Lo R   Aug 6, 9:44pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Countries with a single strong majority culture

Or a common culture among many different nationalities as ours used to be.

6   errc   Aug 6, 9:48pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Loneliness and social isolation are both the inevitable results of diversity.

Countries with a single strong majority culture take care of their own people, exactly because they are their own people.

Yea but Japan tho

Kinda blows your whole shit to fuck all, huh?

Japan has no diversity at all, yet ground zero for isolationists and the inevitable mass suicide that accompanies

7   errc   Aug 6, 9:54pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

You're going to be hearing much more on this. Obesity is a gigantic fucking problem, that someone has noticed that our collective electronic connectedness is leaving much to be desired, and the loneliness that ensues is even more of a problem. Lookout

There's some bad hombres out there, loners are dangerous

8   HEY YOU   Aug 6, 10:31pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Being an asshole doesn't make for a lot of friends.

9   BlueSardine   Aug 7, 6:06am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Don't forget the fuckers been radiated over and over from Hiroshima to Fukushima.
That has to have some impact...
as an aside, what's with all the 'shima's?

errc says

Japan has no diversity at all, yet ground zero for isolationists and the inevitable mass suicide that accompanies

10   Dan8267   Aug 7, 7:15am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Loneliness and social isolation are both the inevitable results of diversity.

I thought it was feminism.

11   P N Dr Lo R   Aug 7, 8:30am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

I thought it was feminism

Probably pretty much the same effect.

12   Quigley   Aug 7, 8:59am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Our current culture makes it easier than ever to avoid real meaningful social contact. Even phone calls have fallen out of popularity to the texting phenomenon. With our smart phones and social apps carried around wherever we go, we are more connected than ever across all sorts of distances, borders, and boundaries. And yet, face to face contact is fading as well. As people spend more time with their electronic social life, they spend much less with their in-person social life. Since every type of activity reinforces ones ability to perform that same activity, neglect of activity produces the inverse result. Social skills fade, leading to increased uncomfortable feelings about true social contact. People become more introverted as a result, exacerbating the condition.

In short: social ability is a skill. Use it or lose it.

13   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 11:35am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

You're going to be hearing much more on this. Obesity is a gigantic fucking problem,

https://voat.co/v/fatpeoplehate

14   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 11:36am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

15   someone else   Aug 7, 11:47am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Yea but Japan tho

Kinda blows your whole shit to fuck all, huh?

What?

Japan is an excellent example of an extremely successful society with nearly zero diversity.

They take care of each other pretty damn well, because they are all Japanese and feel a kinship and understanding from that common history and culture.

P N Dr Lo R says

Patrick says

Countries with a single strong majority culture

Or a common culture among many different nationalities as ours used to be.

Yes, the "melting pot" was all about taking foreigners and making them into Americans. That was very effective at reducing the harm of diversity on social cohesion.

But now the melting pot is out of favor, and the unity of the country suffers because of that.

16   errc   Aug 7, 12:08pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Japan is an excellent example of an extremely successful society with nearly zero diversity.

They take care of each other pretty damn well, because they are all Japanese and feel a kinship and understanding from that common history and culture.

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Then why do they have such prolific suicide rates?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people!

If it's so great, why do so many opt to check out of it on their own?

17   TwoScoopsMcGee   Aug 7, 12:13pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Yea but Japan tho

What are you talking about? Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.

Suicide in Japan is cultural. Interestingly, high life expectancy Nordic Countries also have very, very high suicide rates. Maybe it's the Communal Social Policies?

Nordic Economic Systems cause Suicide!!!

18   Quigley   Aug 7, 12:57pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Any society which places much emphasis on the social contract will have both low crime and high suicide rates. Social pressure to conform and behave correctly also cuts into individuality rendering such people social pariahs. Humans are social creatures. We need each other to thrive. So pariah status leads swiftly to depression and depression often leads to suicide.

19   Fucking White Male   Aug 7, 2:25pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

Any society which places much emphasis on the social contract will have both low crime and high suicide rates. Social pressure to conform and behave correctly also cuts into individuality rendering such people social pariahs. Humans are social creatures. We need each other to thrive. So pariah status leads swiftly to depression and depression often leads to suicide.

I'd be very curious to find out social contact rates in cities vs rural areas. I'd bet that despite the physical isolation of rural ares, that the actual isolation is more prevalent in urban areas.

20   Strategist   Aug 7, 3:24pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

Our current culture makes it easier than ever to avoid real meaningful social contact. Even phone calls have fallen out of popularity to the texting phenomenon. With our smart phones and social apps carried around wherever we go, we are more connected than ever across all sorts of distances, borders, and boundaries. And yet, face to face contact is fading as well.

Hey, didn't they say that when the telephone was invented?

Patrick says

Loneliness and social isolation are both the inevitable results of diversity.

They should get a dog.

21   marcus   Aug 9, 7:49pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Then why do they have such prolific suicide rates?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people!

You obviously don't get it. Just because Japanese don't marry and or have families any more, commit suicide a lot, and are on the cutting edge of 30 year old virginity and sex with dolls and robots doesn't mean that their homogeneous demographics aren't an incredible blessing leading them to be far more healthy socially than the whacked out Americans always bragging about their so called "melting pot" and diversity.

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