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Study Finds Link Between Diabetes, Napping

STOCKHOLM-Daytime drowsiness and taking long naps during the day was associated with an increased prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, according to a review of past studies. Researchers at the University of Tokyo reviewed 10 studies including a total of more than 260,000 individuals, looking for links between daytime sleepiness or napping and the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Being sleepy during the day is usually an indication of low blood sugar caused by reactive hyperinsulinemia.  Eventually the beta cells of the pancreas get burned out, and the result is type 2 diabetes.

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