An hour between eating and sleep may lower stroke risk, study says

08/31/2011 | WebMD

Waiting 60 to 70 minutes before going to bed after eating may reduce the risk of stroke by 66%, Greek researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011. The study included people who already had a stroke and people with acute coronary syndrome. Researchers also cited previous research that showed going to bed soon after a meal can increase the risk of acid reflux disease, which is associated with sleep apnea, a risk factor for stroke.

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