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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Ordovás Research Suggests Insufficient Sleep is Linked to Heart Disease

Friday, February 8, 2019
Genetics faculty member Jose Ordovás and his team find that sleeping less than six hours each night increases the risk of heart disease.
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A study conducted by Jose Ordovás and his group indicate that having eight hours of good sleep each night is important for health. Lack of sleep is linked to high blood sugar, high blood pressure, inflammation and obesity, all of which are linked to heart disease. 

Domínguez F, Fuster V, Fernández-Alvira JM, Fernández-Friera L, López-Melgar B, Blanco-Rojo R, Fernández-Ortiz A, García-Pavía P, Sanz J, Mendiguren JM, Ibañez B, Bueno H, Lara-Pezzi E, Ordovás JM. 2019. Association of sleep duration and quality with subclinical atherosclerosis. Am J Cardiol. 73:134-144. Abstract

Read more about this study here.