NEW JERSEY: A new study has found that staying up late at night can cause body fat to accumulate, which in turn increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, found in a study that late-night sleepers are at increased risk of diabetes due to abnormal sleep patterns and an impaired metabolism.
Early risers use fat as a source of energy during rest or exercise. As a result, they accumulate less fat and become less susceptible to disease.
A study from Northwestern University published earlier this year found that the presence of light while sleeping increases the risk of diabetes in any individual, which affects about 10 percent of Americans.
Dr. Steven Mellin, assistant professor at the university, said in a statement that the difference in fat metabolism between early risers and late sleepers suggests that the body’s internal clock (the sleep-wake cycle) may be altered by our bodies. Can affect insulin use.
He said that a sensitive or weak ability to respond to the insulin hormone can have major effects on our health. Research findings have increased our understanding of the impact our body’s internal clock has on our health.