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Sleep should be added as measure of heart health, study says

Sleep should be added as measure of heart health, study says

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https://www.heart.org/en/news/2020/03/06/sleep-should-be-added-as-measure-of-heart-health-study-says

Adding sleep to seven established metrics could create a stronger tool for predicting heart disease risk among middle-aged and older adults, new research shows. The preliminary findings, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, recommend changing the AHA's Life's Simple 7 measure of cardiovascular health to the "Simple 8 or Essential 8" to incorporate sleep metrics.