Sleep: Two-thirds of Britons not getting enough sleep are at increased risk of diabetes

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A lack of sleep also raises levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, that can lead to overeating.

At the same time, a lack of sleep also suppresses the hormone leptin, which would otherwise make you feel full.

By eating too much, you’re at risk of obesity, which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes – in addition to other health conditions.

Obesity is linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome, the NHS added.


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