About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Than Early Risers

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 7, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Font : A-A+

Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Than Early Risers

A new study has testified to the famous proverb: 'Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise'. Researchers revealed that people who stay awake till late night are more likelier to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep. Staying awake late at night is more likely to cause sleep loss, poor sleep quality, and eating at inappropriate times, which might eventually lead to metabolic change.

Researchers examined sleeping habits and metabolism in 1,620 participants in the population-based cohort Korean Genome Epidemiology Study (KoGES) for the difference between night and morning chronotypes, or a person's natural sleep-wake cycle. All the study subjects were between the ages of 47 and 59 years. Study participants responded to questionnaires about their sleep-wake cycle, sleep quality and lifestyle habits such as exercising. Based on the results of the questionnaire, 480 participants were classified as morning chronotypes, and 95 were categorized as evening chronotypes. The rest of the participants had a sleep-wake cycle between the two extremes.

Advertisement

Researchers found that even though the evening chronotypes tended to be younger, they had higher levels of body fat and triglycerides, or fats in the blood, than morning chronotypes. People who tend to stay up until late were also more likely to have sarcopenia, a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass. Men who were evening chronotypes were more likely have diabetes than early risers. Among women, night owls tended to have more belly fat and a great risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Nan Hee Kim of Korea University College of Medicine said, "Regardless of lifestyle, people who stayed up late faced a higher risk of developing health problems like diabetes or reduced muscle mass than those who were early risers, which could be caused by night owls' tendency to have poorer sleep quality and to engage in unhealthy behaviors like smoking, late-night eating and a sedentary lifestyle. Considering many younger people are evening chronotypes, the metabolic risk associated with their circadian preference is an important health issue that needs to be addressed."

The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Ten Fruits for Diabetics
Natural Supplements Help Reverse Hair Loss during Menopause
Ways to Manage Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Metabolic Syndrome Syndrome X Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast Top 10 Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism For Weight Loss Latent Autoimmune Diabetes (LADA) 

Recommended Reading
Sleep Disturbances In Women
The physical, emotional and hormonal changes that occur in women during puberty, menstrual cycle, .....
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Circadian rhythm (also known as sleep/wake cycle or the body clock) is a biological process that ......
Sleep Eating Disorders
Sleep-related eating disorders are abnormal eating behaviors that occur during night. Sleep related ...
Sleep Habits and How They Impact Your Health
Your sleep habits may reveal a lot about possible health problems that could affect you. Read on to ...
Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is...
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes (LADA)
LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood is a form of type 1 autoimmune diabetes that can be ...
Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is associated with sedentary lifestyle .It makes a person more prone to develo...
Syndrome X
"Syndrome X" or "Metabolic syndrome" is a group of conditions that puts a person at risk for diabete...
Top 10 Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism For Weight Loss
Boosting metabolism is what we need to pump our weight loss regime. Slow body metabolism can be the ...
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast
Side effects of skipping breakfast are inefficient brain and body functioning. This unhealthy habit ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use