Getting too little sleep raises heart disease risks by letting plaques build in blood vessels
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital has found that not getting enough sleep raises levels of two types of white blood cells that build blockages in blood vessels.
(MedPage Today) -- Study unpacks associations between specific OSA symptoms and cardiovascular risks
This study aimed to characterize OSA symptom subtypes and assess their association with prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease in the Sleep Heart Health Study. METHODS: Data from 1,207 OSA patients (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]≥15 events/hour) were used to evaluate the existence of symptom subtypes using latent class analysis. Associations between subtypes and prevalence of overall cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as its components (coronary heart disease [CHD]), heart failure [HF] and stroke) were assessed using logistic regression. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards models were ...
Veterans with PTSD had higher rates of smoking, depression, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but no single condition explained the association between PTSD and heart disease, a new study found.
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In this study, we examined the benefits of early-onset, lifelong AET on predictors of health, inflammation, and cancer incidence in a naturally aging mouse model. Lifelong, voluntary wheel-running (O-AET; 26-month-old) prevented age-related declines in aerobic fitness and motor coordination vs. age-matched, sedentary controls (O-SED). AET also provided partial protection against sarcopenia, dynapenia, testicular atrophy, and overall organ pathology, hence augmenting the 'physiologic reserve' of lifelong runners. Systemic inflammation, as evidenced by a chronic elevation in 17 of 18 pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokin...
BEST supplements for sleep: Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to a person ’s health. If you fail to get the recommended eight hours sleep your risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes increases. But a certain plant root-based supplement could be the sleep aid you need.
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