Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bedtime and Health risks

This month The Endocrine Society issued a news release reporting the results of a new study that found: night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep. According to Nan Hee Kim, MD, PhD, of Korea University College of Medicine in Ansan, Korea, one of the study’s authors, regardless of lifestyle, people who stayed up late faced a higher risk of developing health problems like diabetes or reduced muscle mass than those who were early risers. Male night owls were more likely have diabetes or sarcopenia than early risers. Female night owls tended to have more belly fat and an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, which raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. You may want to rethink the time you go to bed at night . . .

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