Night Owls Face Higher Risk Of Diabetes Than Early Birds, Study Finds

April 1, 2015 5:42 PM

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Night Owls Face Higher Risk Of Diabetes Than Early Birds, Study Finds

Bad news, night owls: You may appear to be more creative and boast higher IQ scores, but your off-kilter sleep cycle may be putting you at increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.

A group of Korean researchers who set out to explore the distinguishing characteristics of morning and night chronotypes (a person's natural sleep and wake cycle) found that "night owls" are more likely than their "early bird" counterparts to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia -- ev...

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