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Getting the Proper Amount of Sleep Could Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

According to a recent study, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night offers the lowest risk of diabetes. For every lost hour of sleep, your body decreases insulin sensitivity, and your risk doubles if you get five or fewer hours a night.


If you are finding it difficult to get enough sleep, help mitigate the effect of this by avoiding sweet and fatty snacks. A tired body has increased cravings of these types of foods, so this is particularly challenging when you are struggling with lack of sleep. You may find that exercise can help. Not only will a regular exercise routine help you get better sleep, it will also help your metabolism process sugar normally.


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