Afternoon Naps can Raise Diabetes Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  September 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM Diabetes News
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Dozing for more than 30 minutes can up the risk of developing diabetes, says study.

The study conducted on 27,009 people aged 45 or over, found that out of those who took naps, 40 percent had high blood pressure, versus 33 per cent who didn't take siestas, News.com.au reported.
 Afternoon Naps can Raise Diabetes Risk
Afternoon Naps can Raise Diabetes Risk

Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China also found that 24 percent of afternoon sleepers had high cholesterol, compared to 19 percent of those who stayed awake.

Scientists said napping for less than 30 minutes, or not at all, reduced people's chances of developing diabetes.

It was found that nappers were at high risk of diabetes, because they were less involved in exercise.

Source: ANI

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