Beware, Overrated Sleep Stroke Risk

Beware, Overrated Sleep Stroke Risk

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An American study found the adverse effects of oversleeping. According to scientists, sleep more than seven to eight hours may increase the risk of stroke.

As reported Mirror, Sunday (02/21/2016), a previous study showed that those who slept seven to eight hours and regular exercise can reduce the risk of illness. But this new research back to reveal another fact.

"People who sleep more than eight hours had a 146 percent risk of suffering a stroke," the researchers said.

Researchers from New York University School of Medicine is scheduled to present their findings at the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association in Los Angeles.

According to the researchers, this study involved more than 100,000 people in the UK who have a stroke each year. Because this disease is the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer. The researchers also added a computerized analysis of data from 288 888 adults who participated in the survey in 2004-2013.

"The team assesses a sample of several factors including health, lifestyle, age and ethnicity. As a result, those who slept longer but often walking, swimming, cycling or gardening tends to avoid the disease or 25 percent risk of stroke is smaller. Meanwhile, those who sleep more of eight hours of inactivity at high risk of suffering a stroke. Often slept less than seven hours also 22 percent risk of stroke, "said the researcher.

In the study, researchers concluded enough sleep should be coupled with regular leisure activities such as walking or cycling for 30-60 minutes six times per week. This step significantly reduces the risk of stroke.


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