For people with several heart disease risk factors, consulting a clinician over lack of sleep is important to lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke. Photo: Shutterstock

Lack of sleep doubles the risk of death if you have metabolic syndrome, research shows

Do you have high BMI, cholesterol and blood pressure? Better make sure you get your eight hours. Also in the news: China cracks down on unlicenced cosmetic surgery, and men need to open up about sexual and mental health

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For people with several heart disease risk factors, consulting a clinician over lack of sleep is important to lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke. Photo: Shutterstock
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