A new study has revealed sleeping for more than 10 hours per day may up the risk of heart diseases due to its association with metabolic syndrome.
People who slept more than 10 hours were at a higher risk of an elevated waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, high blood sugar and hypertension, which in turn increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
The study showed that sleeping more than 10 hours raised triglycerides levels in both men and women, but in women, it led to an increased waistline, high blood sugar as well as low “good” cholesterol. Whereas, sleeping for less than 6 hours was linked with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome in men and bigger waistline among both men and women.
For the study, the team collected data of 1, 33,608 participants aged between 40 and 69 years. The study concluded that over 29% of men suffer from the metabolic syndrome, whereas, the number of women who suffer from the syndrome is 24.5 %.
The lead author of the study Claire E. Kim from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea said that this study is the largest to examine a dose-response association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome.
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