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Sleep duration tied to diabetes risk in women

Women in early to middle adulthood who consistently slept seven to eight hours a night had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, compared to women of the same age group with persistent shorter sleep duration, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. However, these associations were weaker after adjustments for obesity and metabolic comorbidities, based on the analysis of data from 60,068 women without diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer.

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