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Sleep as Medicine

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 Posted in: All of Us, Articles, Public Health

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found too much or too little sleep is associated with higher risk of heart attack.  A survey of more than 450,000 individuals concluded those with high genetic risk for cardiovascular disease can lower their chance of a heart attack by almost 20 percent with good sleep habits.  For most adults, the recommended amount of sleep is seven to nine hours, less than six hours or more than nine hours might increase the risk for heart attack. “I want to tell people that if they prioritize sleep, they can actually do something for heart health,” said senior author Céline Vetter, Ph.D.  Read more here.

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