Eating Alone May Be Dangerous For Your Health

October 26, 2017

Next time you see someone eating alone you may want to pull up a chair and sit with them.  A new report shows that eating alone may put people at an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. The study found the risks are greater in men than women but in short, people eating alone two to three times per week were more likely to have “metabolic syndrome", which health experts say is a cluster of three or more risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre-diabetes — compared to those who always dined with others. While women eating alone had a 29% increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, men had a 64% increase and were 45% at risk of being obese compared to those eating with company.  This study echoes previous ones that found people who tend to eat alone are more likely to choose unhealthier foods, eat fewer fruits and vegetables and eat at irregular times.


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