Genetic variants linked to insomnia have increased risks…

Recent research shows that people with genetic variants linked to insomnia have an increased risk of heart disease, heart failure and stroke.

Researchers looked at health information of more than 1.3 million participants. The investigators compared whether or not genetic variants linked to insomnia were also associated with the risk of heart conditions and stroke. It was found that those with a genetic predisposition to insomnia had a higher risk of heart disease, heart failure and stroke that affected large blood vessels.

More research is needed to further understand the possible relationship. The findings have been published in the journal Circulation.

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