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Insomnia is linked to increased risk of heart failure

6 March 2013

People who suffer from insomnia appear to have an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to the largest study to investigate the link.

The study, which is published online in the European Heart Journal, followed 54,279 people between the ages of 20-89 for an average of more than 11 years, and found that those who suffered from three symptoms of insomnia had a more than three-fold increased risk of developing heart failure compared to those with no insomnia symptoms.

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