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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Doing These 6 Things Can Lead to Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body's resistance to insulin. It can affect major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Although genetics play a major role, other factors contribute to developing diabetes.

In addition to obesity, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise, these 6 habits can also contribute to developing diabetes.

  1. Staying up late at night: Even if you get 8 hours or more of sleep at night, people who stay up late at night are exposed to higher levels of artificial light from televisions and cell phones which is linked to lower insulin sensitivity and poorer blood sugar regulation, according to a recent Korean study.
  2. Cutting back on coffee: According to a study analysis by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, drinking coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  3. Microwaves and plastic: This is a bad combination, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Researchers found that chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastic wrap and plastic takeout containers are associated with an increased risk of diabetes in both children and teens.
  4. Avoiding the sun: Yes, it's a good idea to use sunscreen to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays, but avoiding all sun, if you have a vitamin D deficiency, can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.
  5. Watching too much TV: reports that every hour spent sitting in front of the TV increases your risk of developing diabetes by nearly 4 percent. And guess where fat increases go -- right around the belly.
  6. Skipping breakfast: According to the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center, when you skip breakfast, you deprive your body of food and interfere with insulin levels. This makes it harder for your body to control blood sugar.

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