Japanese researchers see link between long naps and type 2 diabetes susceptibility

Japanese researchers see link between long naps and type 2 diabetes susceptibility

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A study by Japanese researchers presented at a scientific congress Thursday reported a link between long naps and a higher risk of diabetes, though it couldn’t say if daytime sleeping was a symptom or a cause. People who napped more than an hour each day were 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a debilitating condition associated with being overweight and having a sedentary lifestyle, the study found.