Extending sleep may lower cardiometabolic risk

(Wiley) Increasing sleep duration may help reduce cardiometabolic risk -- or the risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders -- in individuals who do not get enough sleep, according to an analysis of all published studies on the topic.
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Sleeping longer may help people who don't get enough rest avoid cardiometabolic risks like heart disease and metabolic disorders, a new study says.
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