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Inadequate sleep tied to increased type 2 diabetes risk in youths, study finds

Canadian researchers found that children and adolescents who slept for less than six hours per night were at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, partly due to increased exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, compared with those who had enough sleep. The findings in Nutrition & Diabetes, based on a review of 23 studies, also revealed that a lack of sleep can have negative influences on the hormone leptin.

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