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Why Sleep Is So Important for People at Risk for Heart Disease 

For people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death, a new study finds.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
If you have metabolic syndrome, you already have significant insulin resistance. Sleep deprivation only increases that by increasing cortisol levels.  However, we have demonstrated that reducing inflammation using a combination of the Zone Diet and omega-3 fatty acids reduces the cortisol increase caused by sleep deprivation as well as reducing waist circumference (a marker of metabolic syndrome) even during conditions of sleep deprivation.

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