Feb. 14, 2013
-- Adequate amount of sleep during the night is essential. Because of life style factors, scores of people are sleeping less than 6 hours a night. Chronic sleep deficiency had been attributed to various health issues like immune malfunction, weight gain and hypertension. Previous studies have concluded that increase in body fat and body mass index (BMI) between 26-29.9 (which is characteristic of an individual who is over weight) and 30 and above (which is characteristic of an obese individual). Recent studies have predicted the relationship. at molecular level, between irregular sleep cycle and the probability of development of cancer. This is all the more reason to sleeping tight during the night!
Reference: 1) Lahti et al
(2012) Annals of Medicine; 44: 847–853. 2) Savvidis and Kourtsilieris (2012), Molecular Medicine; 18: 1249-1260________________________________________________
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