Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

November Blog 2010

Losing sleep speeds up the ageing process In a recent US study, researchers found that just one week of sleep deprivation altered subjects’ hormone levels and their capacity to metabolise carbohydrates. During sleep deprivation, the blood sugar levels of the men who participated in the study took 40 per cent longer to drop following a…

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From bus conductors to the modern Gym: Exercise who needs it?

As a young sociologist, in an earlier incarnation, I remember reading about Jerry Morris’ original 1949 study into levels of heart disease amongst London bus drivers and conductors. This was in the days when these were two separate jobs, one requiring constant sitting and the other a lot of standing and running up and down…

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