Researchers find a link between sleep duration and the development of type 2 diabetes, despite other lifestyle factors
A team of medical researchers with a diverse mix of backgrounds, all in the Netherlands, has found a link between sleep duration habits and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of other lifestyle risk factors. In their study, reported in the journal Sleep Health, the group analyzed data obtained as part of the Maastricht Study regarding sleeping duration.
Prior research has suggested that there may be a link between a person’s sleep habits and their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes—along with other lifestyle risk factors. In this new effort, the research team looked to data from the Maastricht Study to see if it might provide some insight into an association between sleep duration and prediabetes and/or diabetes type 2.
The Maastricht Study was conducted by other medical researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the Netherlands with the goal of learning more about cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions. In the study, which ran from 2010 to 2018, 10,000 volunteers underwent medical examinations and other testing designed to explore why some people get some diseases and others do not. In this new effort, the research team used data from the study to look for a link between sleep patterns and type 2 diabetes…….
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