Study: Too little, too much sleep increases diabetes risk

03/13/2006 | MSNBC

Sleeping imbalances such as getting too much or too little sleep can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. In tracking 1,100 middle-age and elderly men for nearly 20 years, researchers found that those getting no more than six hours of sleep per night, as well as those getting eight or more hours, had a significantly increased risk for developing diabetes than those getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

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