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Sleep and diabetes


Working with Liese’s research team, Debbie Beihl, the paper’s lead author and a student at Southern Adventist University, analyzed five years of data from the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study. Among the 900 diabetes-free participants, who ranged in age from 40 – 69 at the beginning of the study, 146 developed Type 2 diabetes.


“Our study adds to the growing body of research on the role that sleep has on diabetes,” Beihl said. “More research is needed among minority populations.”


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Sleep and diabetes

  • At risk are those getting less than seven hours nightly.
  • Whites and Hispanics affected most.

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