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Lack of Sleep Affects Bone Health and Bone Marrow Activity

 

English: Human bone marrow.

English: Human bone marrow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

From the 18th September 2012 article at Science News Daily

 

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in a team led by Carol Everson, Ph.D., professor of neurology, cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, have discovered abnormalities in bone and bone marrow in rats undergoing chronic lack of sleep. They discovered abnormalities in serum markers of bone metabolism in sleep-deprived rats, which led them to conduct direct measurements of bone parameters; this time in rats experiencing recurrent sleep restriction during a large portion of their young adulthood….

 

 

 

September 19, 2012 - Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , ,

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