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February 21 2019

A lack of sleep seems to have more to do with hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)—one feature of cardiovascular disease—than eating a fatty diet.
Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can cause a build-up of plaque in the arteries, which causes them to stiffen and close up.

The standard theory of heart disease states that fatty foods cause the arteries to 'fur up' and narrow, but it's more to do with insomnia, say researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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