Sleeping Late Can Cause Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk

sleeping-lateA new study, published to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has indicated that people that sleep late could wind up having more health problems. Researchers looked at a group of 1,620 people between the ages of 47 to 59 in order to review their sleep cycles, sleep quality and lifestyle habits. Based on the findings, the researchers discovered that people that stay up late at night and sleep late are the ones with the highest risk of Type 2 diabetes.


The individuals that stay up late at night are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome at a rate that is roughly 1.7 times higher than people who go to bed at normal hours. In addition, these conditions can also raise the risk of cardiovascular disease.


The study also looked at whether it mattered if the patient was able to sleep for the same number of hours each night. The findings indicated that if the person went to bed later and woke up later, they were more likely to be unhealthy when compared with people who go to bed at normal hours and wake up earlier. When the results were compared by gender, men were found to have an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes while the women had an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, as well as, more belly fat.


The researchers believe that the link between sleeping late and Type 2 diabetes exist because these individuals generally have unhealthier habits, which include smoking, late-night snacking and lifestyles that are inactive.

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