Long Hours of Sleep to Show Adverse Effects on Health

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According to a research study that has been published in the open access journal BMC public Health stated that less than six hours and more than ten hours of sleep every day is directly associated with the metabolic syndrome and its individual components. The research study involved around 133,608 Korean men and women who are around the age of 40 to 69 years.

A team of researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine have discovered that in comparison with the individuals who take a sleep of around six to seven hours per day and men who sleep less than six hours were likely to have a metabolic syndrome and a high circumference of waist. On the other hand, women who take a sleep less than six hours are more likely to record a high waist circumference. Individuals who take a sleep of more than ten hours per day have been associated with metabolic syndrome and a high level of triglycerides.

As per the lead author of the research study, Claire E. Kim, This is considered as a largest study which has been examining a dose-response association between metabolic syndrome and sleep duration and its component different for women and men. The study observed a significant gender difference between metabolic syndrome and sleep duration, along with an association between the long sleep and metabolic syndrome among women and metabolic syndrome and short sleep among men. On the basis of common definitions, participants in the research study were considered to have metabolic syndrome and was observed as high triglyceride levels, elevated waist circumference, and low levels of good cholesterol.

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