Losing 30 Minutes of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

As little as 30 minutes of lost sleep significantly affects risk of being obese or developing diabetes.

The findings of new research presented at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego, CA, suggest that losing just half an hour of sleep can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.

For the study, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar, recruited 522 patients who had been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

At the start of the study, the participants’ height, weight and waist circumference were measured and samples of their blood were analyzed for insulin sensitivity.

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