According to statistics, loneliness is about d. affectsHe is over 65 people in Spain, Unwanted loneliness has an impact on people’s health, with a British study several years ago establishing that loneliness is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Now new research has been attempted Linking emotional stress due to feelings of loneliness with risk of developing diabetes, Does that relationship really exist? Science gives the answer.
The study is published in the journal ‘Diabetologia’ of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and shows that feeling of loneliness is related to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, it not only studied this relationship also if depression Or insomnia may play a significant role in that risk.
According to research, loneliness arises in a person chronic anxiety Which may be long-lasting, triggers a physiological response in the body to stress, a response that plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Why? by some mechanisms such as temporary insulin resistance This is caused by high levels of stress hormones.
All this also reflects changes in our diet due to the behavior of our brain, increased appetite for carbohydrates, Problem? This increases the blood sugar level. Previous studies have already pointed out how loneliness is related to an unhealthy diet in which sugary drinks and foods high in sugar and fat predominate.
After adjusting for age, gender and educational level, it was observed that participants who When asked if they were single, they answered “very” they were twice as likely to have type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not feel lonely. Further analysis showed that the presence of depression, sleep onset insomnia or terminal insomnia did not change this association, although the team found evidence of an association with sleep maintenance insomnia.
“It is important that health professionals are open to conversation about the individual’s concerns during clinical counseling regarding loneliness and social interaction,” warns the people in charge of the study, who stresses that They should continue the investigation. The association between loneliness and diabetes as well as the role of insomnia and depression.