According to researchers in New York, having a lack of sleep during the working week could up the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those people that slept for under six hours per night faced a greater likelihood of developing the condition than those that slept for longer .
The study supports evidence that cutting back on sleep can seriously affect health and diabetes risk . The study, which ran for a six year period, was presented at the American Heart Association conference.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo tracked a group of volunteers for a six-year period. The head researcher, Dr. Lisa Rafalso, reportedly commented: “This study supports growing evidence of the association of inadequate sleep with adverse health issues. Our findings will hopefully spur additional research into this very complex area of sleep and illness .”
The exact ways in which sleep affects diabetes risk remains to be seen.

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