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Low sleep can have a negative impact on women's bone health.

Much less sleep is associated with a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of osteoporosis, researchers warn.

 Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bone is weak, increasing the risk of fracture.

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 Much less sleep is associated with a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of osteoporosis, researchers warn.

 Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bone is weak, increasing the risk of fracture.

 "Our findings suggest that sleep can have a negative impact on bone health, which is included in the list of negative health effects of bad sleep," said Heather Oaks-Balcom, lead author of the study at the University of Buffalo, USA.

 In a study of 1,3 post-menopausal women, all four sites determined by those who reported to sleep five hours or less per night had lower BMD - whole body, total buttocks, neck and spine - compared to women who were required to sleep seven hours per night.  Said.

 After adjusting, women who report five hours or less per night have a 22 percent and 5 percent higher risk of osteoporosis of the lower bones and buttocks, respectively.

 Similar results were observed along the spine.

  "I hope this serves as a reminder to us to try to sleep seven or more hours per night in our physical and mental health," says Ochs-Balcom.

 The research was published in the Bone and Mineral Research Journal.

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