The lack of sleeping hours for women negatively affects the health of the heart and blood vessels. This was revealed by a recent American study conducted by researchers at Irving Medical Center at Columbia University.
The researchers found that there was a correlation between measures of sleep quality and aspects related to the diet of about 500 women between the ages of 20 and 75 who participated in the study conducted over a year to identify the relationship between sleep patterns and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association, indicated that the worse the quality and patterns of sleep, the less women would increase their consumption of sugars, hydrogenated fats and caffeine.
The researchers said the results are important because women face a high risk of obesity and sleep disturbances, two factors that increase their risk of overeating. Foods rich in sugars and unhealthy fats are also linked to health conditions and diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.