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Reduce Risk of Diabetes

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,
February 8, 2010

Good Sleep Habits Reduce Diabetes Risk

Skimping on sleep can increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by impairing your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels.  A recent study found that three nights of sleeping badly is the equivalent of gaining 20 or 30 pounds in terms of your diabetes risk!  Not only that, but being chronically under-rested can increase your appetite and cause you to overeat and gain weight.  The good news?  The damage can be undone by adopting better sleep habits.

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