According to a recent study of 4,600 participants (73% of whom were men) at Warwick Medical School- England, it was found that women who slept 5 hours at night or less displayed an increase in high-sensitive C-reactive proteins (an inflammatory marker),which are commonly associated with cardiovascular disease. The results suggest that women are at a greater risk of short sleep which is associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk and that the association between sleep duration and cardiovascular risk factors was markedly different among men and women.

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