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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