Lack Of Sleep And Diabetes

October 4, 2010 Updated Oct 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM EDT

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October 4, 2010 Updated Oct 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM EDT

(WKBW/UB) Not getting enough zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's???? Here's another good reason to turn in early.

A University at Buffalo study shows that people who slept less than six hours a night during the work week were three times more likely to have elevated levels of blood sugar, putting them at risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study found people who slept six-to-eight hours fared better.

Researchers say the results could be linked to other sleep studies that show that lack of sleep can increase your hunger for high-calorie foods.

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