Sleep may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows

06/19/2013 |

A study found that extra sleep on the weekends may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among men. According to the findings, men who got 10 hours of sleep over the weekend showed a 31% increase in insulin sensitivity compared with those who only slept six hours per night. "The good news is that by extending the hours they sleep, adult men -- who over a long period of time do not get enough sleep during the working week -- can still improve their insulin sensitivity," said endocrinologist and lead researcher Peter Liu.

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