Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Short sleep duration aggravates mortality risk metabolic syndrome

Impact of the Metabolic Syndrome on Mortality is Modified by Objective Short Sleep Duration

Literature - Fernandez-Mendoza J, He F, LaGrotte C, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc 2017;6:e005479.

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The risk of mortality associated with MetS was found to be significantly higher in individuals with objective short sleep duration. The risk was highest in those with high blood pressure and elevated fasting glucose. These findings suggest that lengthening of sleep may improve the prognosis of individuals with MetS.


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