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Loneliness Could Lead to a Worse Cold

Posted by on April 6th, 2017

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Having a cold, or being sick in any regard, is never fun. But new research is suggesting that if you’re lonely, a cold might feel even more miserable.

The study looked at 159 individuals who were all single ages 18-55 that were all infected with the common cold through nose drops.

The study was unable to prove true cause-and-effect, however it did show a difference in the severity of symptoms.

“[Chris] Fagundes [psychologist] and [Angie] LeRoy, [study co-author] found that people who said they had less “social support” had cold symptoms that were more severe compared to people who felt more socially included,” according to the MedlinePlus article.

To read more about the study, please visit “A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold.”

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