Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal observational studies

18 Apr 2016Nicole K Valtorta, Mona Kanaan, Simon Gilbody, Sara Ronzi, Barbara Hanratty

findings suggest that deficiencies in social relationships are associated with an increased risk of developing CHD and stroke.

Meta Analysis
2 effects
10 years
35925 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Social Support Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-32.0%

Social Support Selfcare risk & protective factor

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-29.0%