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People suffering from insomnia increases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. This is the conclusion made by Swedish scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Briefly about the study reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.
Experts analyzed data from about 1.3 million members. The researchers used the method of Mendelian randomization, which takes into account the genetic factors of insomnia. This allows you to define more clearly the causal relationship between sleep deprivation and heart disease. It turned out that the possession of gene variants that contribute to insomnia, increases the risk of stroke and other disorders.
According to the results of previous observational studies, insomnia, which affects 30 percent of the world’s population, contributes to the development of heart failure. However, this type of research is not able to identify a causal relationship, so there’s a possibility that heart problems worsen the quality of sleep.
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