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Sleep Alert: Catch Enough ZZZ's to Stay Healthy

Nov 01, 2009 02:00AM

New research reveals that insufficient sleep of six hours or less, a common shortcoming of our Western lifestyle, may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of developing diabetes. The link was noted in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Source: The Endocrine Society, 2009

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