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Poor sleep generates higher inflammation in people

from Medical Daily

A research at Emory University has found that people who sleep poorly are at a risk for heart disease and stroke because they have higher levels of inflammation. Acute deprivation of sleep, in fact, might lead to increased production of inflammatory hormones and changes in the functioning of blood vessels. Researchers observed acutely sleep-deprived participants for more than 24 hours among a group of 525 middle-age people. "Most of the studies looking at the body's response to lack of sleep have looked at subjects who have been acutely sleep deprived for more than 24 hours in experimental sleep laboratories," said study author Dr. Alanna Morris, a cardiology fellow at Emory University School of Medicine. "Nothing of this sort has been investigated in epidemiologic studies." more

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