Thursday, May 7, 2009

Study Shows Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Diabetes

People who get too little, or too much, sleep stand a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a study published on the website of the journal Sleep Medicine.

Researchers at Canada’s Universite Laval who studied the habits of 276 volunteers over a six-year period determined that those who didn’t get seven to eight hours sleep a night were two and a half times more likely to develop a blood sugar abnormality that has been linked to type 2 diabetes.

Scientists were not able to determine the exact cause behind the findings of the study.

Read Sleeping too much or too little increases your risk of diabetes as reported on the China Daily website.

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