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Women With Chronic Sleep Problems Have An Increased Risk For Type two Diabetes

Women With Chronic Sleep Problems Have An Increased Risk For Type two Diabetes

A study was published in Diabetologia found that in a 133,252-woman study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, reveals that “after adjusting for diabetes risk factors, having any sleep difficulty was associated with a 22% to 45% increase in risk, and women in the study with sleep apnea, frequent snoring, sleep difficulty, and short sleep duration (<6 hours) had a fourfold greater risk for type 2 diabetes than women who reported no sleep problems.”

The researchers also “found the link between poor sleep and type 2 diabetes was partly explained by associations with hypertension, body mass index (BMI), and depression.”

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