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Diabetes Health Center

man in bedroom sleeping in on his day offAfternoon naps could raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. It is possible that long naps of more than one hour could raise the risk of the disease by 45% and higher.

Key takeaways:

  • Type 2 diabetes is a complex disorder that can be affected by many environmental factors including sleep patterns.
  • People who take long naps might reflect other lifestyle conditions such as stress which are risk factors of type 2 diabetes as well.
  • Napping leads to a spike in blood sugar level. Thus longer naps can predispose one to type 2 diabetes.

“That may explain why the study found that short naps weren’t linked to a possible type 2 diabetes risk,” “It is difficult to use this meta-analysis to support causation; it can simply be an association,” said Zonszein.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20160914/study-sees-link-between-long-naps-type-2-diabetes-risk?page=2

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