Those Who Get Less Than Six Hours Sleep are at High Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM Research News
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A new research has pointed out that people who sleep less than six hours a night, carry a three fold risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
 Those Who Get Less Than Six Hours Sleep are at High Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease
Those Who Get Less Than Six Hours Sleep are at High Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

A study by a team of researchers from Warwick Medical School and the State University of New York at Buffalo has found short sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of a pre-diabetic state, known as incident-impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG).

IFG means that your body isn't able to regulate glucose as efficiently as it should. People with IFG have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

The researchers looked at six years of data from 1,455 participants in the Western New York Health Study.

All participants were aged between 35 and 79 years old and all completed a clinical examination that included measures of resting blood pressure, height and weight. They also completed questionnaires about their general health and wellbeing and sleeping patterns.

The study has been published in the Annals of Epidemiology journal.

Source: ANI

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