Lack Of Sleep Linked With Increased Health Problems Among Blacks, And More Health News This Week

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The consequences of not getting enough shut-eye may be more serious than you think, especially if you’re African American, a study published this week in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows.

Previous research has linked poor sleep habits — a risk factor that’s more likely to occur among professional and management-level African-American adults — to weight gain, low libido and less attractive facial features, but according to this latest report, insufficient sleep may even kill you.

Read more on what researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found, and more notes on the black health chart this week here.

 

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