Scientists Find Link Between Sleep And Diabetes

April 27, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A new study has linked too little, or too much, sleep with the development of Type -2 Diabetes.

According to the study, eight hours of sleep in adults is crucial to maintaining a healthy blood sugar level, and anything more or less can be a precursor to diabetes.

“The greater risk towards diabetes that we document in our most recent paper remains significant even after a statistical adjustment for body mass index and waist circumference,” Researcher Angelo Tremblay commented.

“With respect to clinical implications, it is clear that the recommendation to seek an optimal sleep duration seems to be appropriate but for some individuals, it is easier to say than to do.”

It isn’t clear what the exact nature of this link is, but it is thought to have more to do with stress, appetite, and obesity, all of which have direct links to sleep patterns.

The study has been published in Sleep Medicine.


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