Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease
National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2019). Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease. [online] Available at: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/study-helps-solve-mystery-how-sleep-protects-against-heart-disease [Accessed 17 Nov. 2020].
Abstract: Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart disease. In studies using mice, they discovered a previously unknown mechanism between the brain, bone marrow, and blood vessels that appears to protect against the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries — but only when sleep is healthy and sound. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will appear in the journal Nature.