This Is How Much Sleep You Need to Avoid Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Risk

Sleeping too much or too little has been linked to a cluster of conditions which raise the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

A team of scientists in South Korea investigated the association between sleep and a condition known as metabolic syndrome, characterized by excess fat around the waist, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and out of kilter cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

In what is believed to be the largest study to look into how long a person sleeps and the risks of metabolic syndrome separately for men and women, the researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine analyzed data from HEXA.

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