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Women with sleeping problems may be more likely to develop diabetes

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i548 (Published 29 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i548
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Difficulty in sleeping is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study published in Diabetologia has found.1

The US researchers found that the positive association was explained only partly by hypertension, body mass index, and depression. The association was particularly strong when combined with other sleep disorders such as frequent snoring or sleep apnoea.

Researchers analysed data from 133 353 women without diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline from two …

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