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Sleep Study Suggests Triggers for Diabetes and Obesity

Science  13 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6078, pp. 143
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6078.143

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Late nights in the lab, early morning commutes from the suburbs, Angry Birds videogame marathons into the wee hours—the demands and distractions of modern life are stealing our sleep and perhaps robbing us of our health. According to the longest sleep-limitation study to date, published this week in Science Translational Medicine, many people are on sleep and work schedules that prime them for diabetes and obesity.