Long naps link to di­a­betes

The Sun (Malaysia) - - GOOD VIBES -

A STUDY pre­sented at a re­cent sci­en­tific congress re­ported a link be­tween long naps and a higher risk of di­a­betes, though it couldn’t say if day­time sleep­ing was a symp­tom or a cause.

Peo­ple who slept more than an hour each day were 45% more likely to de­velop Type 2 di­a­betes.

With­out treat­ment, the dis­ease can lead to blind­ness, nerve dam­age, kid­ney fail­ure, heart dis­ease and pre­ma­ture death.

The meta-anal­y­sis – a re­view of ex­ist­ing sci­en­tific lit­er­a­ture – by Ya­mada Tom­ahide of the Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo and col­leagues, cov­ered more than 300,000 peo­ple of Asian and Euro­pean ori­gin from around the world.

For naps of less than 40 min­utes, the link with di­a­betes dis­ap­peared, they noted.

More ex­per­i­ments need to be car­ried out to re­veal whether too much day-time sleep­ing is bad for health. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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