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A robust body of research from psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunsdat shows meaningful social relationships have lasting, positive effects on your health. On the flip side, loneliness should be treated as a public health issue.

Research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity.

BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent.