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Lack of proper sleep ups diabetes risks

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NEW YORK — Researchers have found that lack of proper sleep can increase the risk of diabetes, a chronic condition.

The researchers explained that past beyond temporary mood disorders and tiredness, lack of sleep can inflict lasting damage on your body.

As per the study appeared in the journal Current Biology, lack of sleep reduces the body’s sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes.

The findings suggest that lack of sleep causes metabolic stress.

“We found that when people get too little sleep it leaves them awake at a time when their body clock is telling them they should be asleep,” said the study’s lead author Kenneth Wright, professor at University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

“And when they eat something in the morning, it impairs their ability to regulate their blood sugar levels,” Wright noted.

The researchers looked at a small number of healthy men and women in their study.

Half of the participants initially slept for up to five hours a night for five days to simulate a regular work week.

Then they slept for up to nine hours a night for five days. The other half completed the sleep conditions in the opposite order.

Blood tests later showed that those who slept five hours a night had a reduced sensitivity to insulin, which in time could increase the risk of getting diabetes.

But when they slept nine hours a night, oral insulin sensitivity returned to normal. Still, it was not enough time to restore intravenous insulin sensitivity to baseline levels.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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