Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in North America and a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology has it linked to a lack of sleep in overworked, undernourished adults.
The findings, produced by the Leiden University Medical Center, show that the loss of a single night’s sleep has a large impact on the bodies ability to use insulin to process sugar.
The scientists involved in the study examined nine seemingly healthy test subjects and evaluated their insulin sensitivity after a full nights rest and again after only four hours of sleep. The latter resulted in a sensitivity loss of 19 to 25 per cent.
Insulin resistance is the direct cause of diabetes, a condition that affects over 180 million people worldwide.
While a healthy diet, regular physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking has always been the recommended lifestyle for avoiding diabetes, doctors can now suggest an adequate amount of sleep, preferably 8 hours.
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