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Long naps a day can promote the development of type 2 diabetes
A short nap at noon always helps when we feel drained and provides new energy. But power napping shouldn't be too long. According to a study by the University of Tokyo, people who sleep more than an hour during the day have a 45 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Various risk factors favor the onset of the disease
Whether overweight, lack of exercise, medication or stress: There are a number of external factors known to favor the onset of type 2 diabetes. Now researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered another interesting aspect related to the metabolic disorder. As stated in the investigation of the team around Dr. Yamada Tomahide means there is a link between a long nap and an increased risk of diabetes.
Short sleep has no effect
If you sleep for an hour or more during the day, you have a 45 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the study, according to the Internet portal "HealthDay" on Wednesday at the annual meeting of European diabetes researchers in Munich was introduced. A shorter power napping of less than 40 minutes therefore has no effect on the personal risk of illness.
Researchers evaluate data from more than 20 studies
As part of their meta-study, the research team analyzed data from more than 300,000 people from 21 published studies. However, the question of cause and effect remained unclear: Does the disease develop as a result of regular, long midday naps or do those who sleep more frequently during the day sleep anyway who are at increased risk of diabetes?
Day naps could be warning signs
There are long naps and even longer ones, and a key question is why some people sleep longer, Dr. Joel Zonszein, director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. “Perhaps longer naps than short sleep phases are more common in those with long working hours, a lot of stress and a high workload. And maybe stress is related to fast food and so on. So the long naps could also be the mark of a lifestyle ”- explains the expert. A lifestyle that could potentially contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes.
As the British broadcaster "BBC" reports, according to the expert Naveed Sattar from the University of Glasgow, it is likely that the risk factors for diabetes such as sedentary lifestyle and obesity also affect the afternoon nap. This also includes slightly increased sugar levels. Therefore, taking a nap could be an early warning signal for the metabolic disorder. (No)