Insufficient Sleep Tied to Bone Loss

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Mon, Apr 3, 7:15 AM

A new study suggests that chronic insufficient sleep[1] may be a factor in the development of osteoporosis.Experts believe lack of sleep may be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss and could help explain why there is no clear cause for osteoporosis in about half of the estimated 54 million Americans with low bone mass or osteoporosis.Investigators found that healthy men had reduced levels of a marker of bone formation in their blood after three weeks of cumulative sleep restriction and c...

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