Are you at higher risk of diabetes or heart attack if you’re a night owl or an early riser?

A few months ago, an investigation published in “PNAS” concluded that you should sleep with the blinds closed to avoid the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The reason is that the likelihood of suffering from these pathologies increases with exposure to light during rest, increasing insulin resistance the next morning.

Our activity patterns and sleep cycles can affect our risk of disease. Faced with this reality, a team of researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA) wondered if this risk increases if a person is an early riser or a night owl.

Well, the research published today in “Experimental Physiology”, found that people who are “night owls” may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease than “morning birds.”

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