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Not Enough Sleep May Increase Risk of Diabetes

Posted on Sep 18, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Wednesday, August 12, 2009An inadequate amount of nightly sleep on a recurring basis, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and overeating, may fuel the development of diabetes, results of a new study hint. “Our findings suggest that combining the unhealthy aspects of the Westernized lifestyle with insufficient sleep may add to the risk of overweight and sedentary individuals to develop diabetes,” Dr. Plamen Penev, of the University of Chicago, Illinois, and a senior author of the study, told Reuters Health. Penev and colleagues subjected 11 healthy but sedentary middle-aged men and...

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