Family Health: Sleep and heart attack risk; Study finds nuts good for heart


Sleeping too little or too much may be bad for your heart.

Researchers followed 461-thousand British adults for seven years.

They found those who slept fewer than six hours or more than nine hours were more likely to have a heart attack.

That is compared to people who slept between six and nine hours every night.

And those who have a genetic predisposition to heart disease were able to lower that risk by 18-percent if they got six to nine hours of sleep.

In another health note, frequently eating nuts may be good for your heart.

Iranian researchers followed more than 54-hundred healthy adults for 12 years.

They found people who ate nuts at least twice a week were 17-percent less likely to die from heart disease.

That is compared to those who only ate nuts once every two weeks.

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