Lack of sleep can up risk of type 2 diabetes

February 20, 2015 12:08 AM

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Lack of sleep can up risk of type 2 diabetes

LONDON: Those who sleep less are at a higher risk of diabetes. Lack of sleep has been found to elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men.

"We have found connections between restricted sleep, weight gain and type 2 diabetes," said Esra Tasali, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and senior author of the study. "Experimental laboratory studies, like ours help us unravel the mechanisms that may be responsible."

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