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Loneliness in Middle-Aged Americans

New research challenges claims of an epidemic of loneliness among middle-aged Americans, suggesting instead that it might be a constant presence, termed endemic. This condition has serious implications for physical health, akin to smoking multiple cigarettes a day. Studies reveal increasing levels of loneliness across generations in both the US and Europe, with middle-aged Americans experiencing notably high levels. While baby boomers in the US stand out for their loneliness, trends vary across countries, with Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden showing the lowest levels. The findings underscore the need for systematic support and government initiatives to alleviate loneliness among middle-aged adults, particularly those balancing work and caregiving responsibilities.

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.