Taroudant, Morocco - A new U.S. study announced that people who do not get enough sleep or who sleep at different times, causing the disorder of the circadian clock, are more susceptible to diabetes and obesity.
Taroudant, Morocco – A new U.S. study announced that people who do not get enough sleep or who sleep at different times, causing the disorder of the circadian clock, are more susceptible to diabetes and obesity.
The scientists have conducted a study involving a group of people for a long time in which they have been monitoring the change in times of sleep, night-work shift and other matters relating to sleep.
The scientists observed nearly 21 people who do not suffer from any illness, and were placed in an environment well controlled for nearly six weeks.
In the beginning, the participants of the study were given 10 hours sleep at night-time, then they start to sleep 5.6 hours a day for the last three weeks.
The study concluded that sleeping for prolonged periods, in conjunction with the disorder of the biological clock, leads to lower metabolic rate of the participants in the study in addition to the increase of the blood sugar level after eating due to poor secretion of insulin by the pancreas.
The low metabolic rate at rest consequently leads to an annual increase in weight, approximately 10 pounds, in addition to increasing glucose concentration in blood and poor insulin secretion, which can lead to a higher incidence of diabetes.