Getting Enough Sleep at Night Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

good sleep prevents atherosclerosis

Recent research from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, US, suggests that getting enough sleep at nights connected to the decreased risk of developing atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up on the inner walls of the arteries.

For the study, a team of researchers used mice model. They found that those rodents who didn’t get enough sleep had the increased risk of developing atherosclerosis.

Dr Swirski, one of the researchers, says: “The identification of a link between...the region of the brain that promotes wakefulness, appetite and how it directly communicates with bone marrow was a surprise. 'We know cells in the bone marrow fight off infection and are linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease. We have more questions that we need answered.”

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