Could sleep duration be associated with levels of circulating miRNAs in the blood?

Written by Heather Jones, Future Science Group

Research at the Institute of Food Sciences of the National Research Council (Avellino, Italy) has revealed that levels of certain miRNAs could be linked to sleep duration in children and adolescents. The study, published in Experimental Physiology, suggests that it could be possible to develop a blood test to asses quality of sleep in children, along with susceptibility to a range of health conditions.  Quality sleep is highly regarded as an important factor for our health and wellbeing, especially for children, whose health trajectory is heavily influenced by environmental and social factors, as well as genetics. In this study, termed...

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