Lie-ins can reduce diabetes risk

19 June 2013

Working long hours and failing to get enough sleep could increase your risk of type two diabetes. According to new health research, weekend lie-ins help combat the problem. Experts say sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday mornings be good for your health, cutting your risk of obesity and heart problems.

Research indicates that a well-rested body does a better job of converting sugar into energy, as the hormone insulin is more effective than it is in patients with type two diabetes.

Many adults fail to get enough sleep throughout the week due to work and life demands, however, experts say that weekend lie-ins may be enough to negate health risks posed by a busy lifestyle.

Type two diabetes is the most common form of the condition, accounting for nine in ten diabetes cases throughout the UK. Currently, the disorder costs the NHS £10 billion per year to treat.

If you’re worried about your risk for the condition, a self-pay diabetes test will determine whether or not you need to begin treatment.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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