SHAFAQNA – According to Daily Mail reported that ” Loneliness shortens lifespan as much as being obese, a study has found. Whether a person feels alone is as much of a predictor of whether they will die prematurely as their weight, researchers found. And they predict a loneliness ‘epidemic’ in the future as more people live alone – and warn people need to start taking social relationships more seriously. They explained loneliness and social isolation can take different forms. For example, someone may be surrounded by people but still feel alone. Other people might isolate themselves because they prefer to be alone. The effect on lifespan, however, is the same for those two scenarios, researchers found.” A new study conducted by researchers from the Brigham Young University in Utah revealed that loneliness not only affects a person mentally but it can even lead to early death among individuals.