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Harvard: A Bad Night’s Sleep May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Women who have trouble sleeping may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Results from a 10-year study of more than 133,000 women showed that those with several sleep problems — including trouble falling or staying asleep, sleep apnea, snoring, and sleeping fewer than six hours a night — were at greatest risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but the association held even for those with only one sleep issue. The study, led by research scientist Dr. Yanping Li, was published in Diabetologia on January 28. Read more.