Loneliness ‘makes you cold’

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Turning up the thermometer could lighten your m

Loneliness and coldness are often associated in everyday language, but psychologists have found that social isolation does make people feel cold.

The University of Toronto team found people feeling excluded said a room was colder than those feeling included.

And people who felt left out also chose comforting hot soup, rather than an apple or soft drink.

A UK psychologist said the findings could help people feeling isolated, particularly in the winter months.

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