The Biggest Threat Facing Middle-Aged Men Is Loneliness

“Loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and the progression of Alzheimer’s. One study found that it can be as much of a long-term risk factor as smoking.”

This one’s going to make you want to reach out to that friend you haven’t talked to in a while and reconnect.

A Boston Globe columnist explores how common it’s become for middle-aged men to lose touch with their friends and the risks that isolation and loneliness can cause for them.

Turns out it can even increase your chances of a premature death by as much as 32 percent.