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Diabetes Risk Increased for Men Who Get Too Much, Too Little Sleep

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Researchers in the Netherlands studied 788 healthy men and women, ages 30 to 60 years, across 19 European countries, with the goal of determining the impact of sleep on glucose metabolism. The scientists reported their findings in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, stating that men who slept for less than or more than seven hours each night had poorer glucose metabolism. They discovered that such men possessed higher blood sugar levels, placing them at risk for diabetes. No such associations were identified among women.

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