Jun 19 2013, 4:22am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
The study found sleeping longer at the weekend can help those who burn the candle at both ends during the working week. Insulin in the body worked better after a weekend of lie-ins - especially for those lacking in sleep, Daily Mail reported.
Having insulin that keeps blood sugar levels under control is known to cut the odds of developing diabetes.
Specifically, getting up late on a Saturday and Sunday seems to cut the odds of type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes that usually strikes in the middle-age.
It is known to be linked to lack of sleep, as well as obesity, and carries with it a host of complications from strokes and heart attacks to blindness, kidney disease and nerve and circulatory damage, which can lead to amputations.
The Australian researchers said their findings could help improve the health of those struggling for enough sleep in an increasingly hectic world.
The researchers, from the University of Sydney, said the finding is particularly important in today's fast-paced world.
"We all know that we need to get adequate sleep but that is often impossible because of work demands and busy lifestyles," said researcher Peter Liu.
"Our study found that extending the hours of sleep can improve the body's use of insulin, thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes in adult men."
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