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Month: November 2013

Risks of Insufficient Sleep

Lower melatonin concentrations were found in a night-shift workers, people who were exposed to artificial light at night. It was found that this increases the risk for diabetes as well. The risk increases with number of years of shift work performed. Insufficient sleep is also risk factor for weight gain and obesity.
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Melatonin and Sleep

There is some data that women with the lowest secretion of melatonin had about twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (after controlling for demographic lifestyle and other risk factors). It was concluded than more research is needed to elucidate final association between sleep melatonin concentration and type 2 diabetes. It is still not […]
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