Saturday, 14 April 2018

People who stay up late risk dying younger

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People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun, researchers said Thursday.

A survey of more than 430,000 people in Britain found that night owls had a 10 per cent higher risk of dying in the 6.5-year study period than "larks".

"This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored," said study co-author Malcolm van Schantz of the University of Surrey - and argued that "night types" should be allowed to start and finish work later in the day.

"Night owls trying to live in a morning-lark world may (suffer) health consequences," said fellow author Kristen Knutson of the Northwestern University in Chicago.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/staying-up-late-night-owls-die-younger-risk-study-10130900

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