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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Diabetes in Teenagers


Teenagers who do not get enough sleep face an increase risk of developing Diabetes Type 2.

Is your teenager getting enough sleep?  Most experts recommend that teenagers get about 9 hours sleep per night.  In a study done at the University of Pittsburgh, the average teenager had 6.4 hours of sleep.  An additional hour of sleep, improved insulin resistance on average by about 9 percent.  It  is believed that insulin resistance leads to the development of Diabetes Type 2.

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