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Over 60? This Common Habit Could Be Deadly, Warns New Study

Loneliness isn't necessarily something we think of in terms of illness or disease risk—and that might be hazardous to your health. Researchers at Yale Medicine recently discovered that in your older years , social isolation may raise your risk of becoming seriously ill or dying. Read on to find out how and why—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID . 1 What the Study Covered Scientists analyzed data from older people participating in the National Health and Aging Trends study who were admitted to intensive care units between 2011 and 2018. The study subjects were asked questions about their social interactions, such as  talking with family or friends about important matters visiting with family members or friends participating in social events or church  Each person's level of social isolation was then ranked from 0 to 6. RELATED: 5 Reasons You May Be Obese, Say Experts 2 What the