By waking up late at the weekend, it turns out the risk of type 2 diabetes can be lowered. But that applies to people who have been busy for a full week, according to a new study.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is often associated with sleep deprivation and obesity habits. Complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disorders, and nerve damage as well as circulation are also often associated with diabetes.
But based on research conducted by experts from Australia, adding hours of sleep in the morning at least can reduce the risk of diabetes for those who have been busy for a full week.
Researchers precisely monitored 19 healthy men with an average age of 29 who only slept six hours a day for a week. But they often 'replace' allotment of sleep at the weekend. For example by waking up two hours more than usual.
The result, insulin levels – in charge of converting blood sugar into energy and its performance is damaged in people with type 2 diabetes – the men actually seem normal and stable.
"We all know that lack of sleep will make insulin sensitivity increase and trigger type 2 diabetes. But by adding a few hours of sleep on the weekend, the risk of diabetes can be lowered," explained researcher Dr Peter Liu, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
Researchers from the University of Sydney also reported his research in the regular conference Endocrine Society in San Francisco.
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