Diabetes Risk As A Result Irregular Sleep Patterns

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Sigmanews- In the Journal of the American Medical Association, found a study on the risk of diabetes due to sleeping patterns messy. A study found that melatonin levels may increase risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Hormone melatonin plays an important role in regulating the biological clock so that someone can make people fall asleep.

In the study, researchers compared the 370 women who develop type 2 diabetes between the years 2000-2012 (but do not develop the disease in question before the study began) with 370 women who did not have diabetes at all. After the participants were asked to collect their urine samples in the morning to megukur it produces melatonin levels overnight.

From there it is known that a woman lower its melatonin levels at night two times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes during the study period is 12 years, compared with women who melatonin is high. Even the relationship between the two remained there even though researchers have considered other factors that may increase the risk of diabetes such as age, body weight, level of physical activity and sleep duration.

The findings are still encountered a number of drawbacks as only found a link between low levels of melatonin with type 2 diabetes risk but can not prove whether low melatonin can cause diabetes or not. Another disadvantage, the study involved only white woman so that researchers could not ascertain whether these findings can be applied to men or other races.

Author: Oktiani Endarwati

Editor : US