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Struggles with sleep linked to heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) - Adults who get too much or too little sleep may have the beginnings of "hardening" of the arteries, which can be an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Poor-quality sleep can generate insulin resistance (an underlying cause of heart disease) within a few days.  Constant poor-quality sleep increases inflammation that drives the acceleration of heart disease.

 

 

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