Night Owls are at greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

A new study shows that people who stay up late and sleep in later may be more susceptible to developing chronic diseases.Scientists have compared “early birds,” which are alert most in the mornings, to “night owls,” which tend to stay awake late at night.

A new study shows that people who don’t like to miss a sunrise are less likely to develop chronic health problems such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

There has been a long-standing association between the risk of many chronic health issues including obesity, type 2 diabetes and other problems such as fertility issues, digestive diseases and mental illness. Research has focused mainly on what happens to people who can’t fall asleep when their bodies are wired to. This is a common problem for shift workers.

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This new study focuses on people who follow their natural sleep-wake rhythms, also known as circadian rhythms. Scientists identified two distinct sleep chronotypes. There were 24 “early birds”, who were more alert in the mornings, and tend to go to bed early. There were 27 “night owls,” which were more sharp in the evenings and tended stay up later.

According to study results published September 19th in Experimental Physiology, researchers concluded that night owls were less able to burn fat for energy. This means that they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

These metabolic differences can be explained in part by the way people with different sleep cycles use insulin to convert glucose (or the sugars in our blood) into energy that can be burned immediately or stored for later. The study showed that early birds used glucose for energy more efficiently than night owls. This allowed them to burn fat and then churn through the energy source. The night owls, on the other hand, didn’t use glucose nearly as efficiently and didn’t burn as much fat.

In a statement, the lead author of the study, Steven Malin (PhD), an associate professor in Rutgers University’s department of kinesiology, New Jersey. “The differences in fat metabolism among ‘early birds” and ‘night-owls’ show that our bodies’ circadian rhythms could influence how insulin is used,” he said.

Dr. Malin stated that a sensitive or impaired response to insulin can have major consequences for our health.

Advanced imaging was used to assess the body’s composition and to test participants for insulin sensitivity. Breath samples were also taken to determine the carbohydrate metabolism and fat content. Participants were also provided with all meals and monitored their activity levels. Finally, treadmill tests were conducted to determine their aerobic fitness levels.

The study revealed that early birds consumed more fat as energy at rest than they did during exercise. The study also found that early birds were more sensitive to insulin. This means they used the hormone to lower blood sugar more effectively and were more likely to use fats to fuel their bodies. Night owls are insulin-resistant, which means they need more of this hormone in order to lower blood sugar and tend to store more fats.

Malin stated that this observation “improves our understanding of how our bodies’ circadian rhythms affect our health.” “Because chronotype seems to affect our metabolism and hormone actions, we suggest that it could be used to predict a person’s risk of developing a disease.”

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