Getting Enough Sleep Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

June 18, 2013

Science Daily/Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Men who lose sleep during the work week may be able to lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by getting more hours of sleep, according to Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) research findings presented today at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

"We all know we need to get adequate sleep, but that is often impossible because of work demands and busy lifestyles," said Dr. Liu. "Our study found extending the hours of sleep can improve the body's use of insulin, thereby reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes in adult men. Reducing the incidence of this chronic illness is critical for a nation where diabetes affects nearly 26 million people and costs an estimated $174 billion annually."

"The good news is that by extending the hours they sleep, adult men -- who over a long period of time do not get enough sleep during the working week -- can still improve their insulin sensitivity," Liu said

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130618131848.htm

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