Relationship between sleep and blood copper levels uncovered

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland) study, analyzing the health and lifestyle habits of middle-aged men, has indicated that too much or too little sleep could have an impact on inflammatory responses within the body. While previous studies highlighted a link between reduced sleep duration and low-grade inflammation, this investigation is the first to assess the relationship between sleep duration and serum micronutrient concentrations in a large sample size. The research team collected data from 2,682 male subjects living in Eastern Finland, who were all participating in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) study, which has...

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