Association of social isolation and loneliness with risk of incident hospital-treated infections: an analysis of data from the UK Biobank and Finnish Health and Social Support studies

Study design and population

We assessed the association of loneliness and social isolation with hospital-treated infectious diseases using data from the prospective UK Biobank cohort study,


  • Sudlow C
  • Gallacher J
  • Allen N
  • et al.
UK Biobank: an open access resource for identifying the causes of a wide range of complex diseases of middle and old age.