Older night owls at greater risk of increased weight

Over-60s with prediabetes need to hit the hay earlier, study finds

The over-60s with prediabetes need to hit the hay earlier to keep their weight under control, while younger patients need to skip the weekend sleep-in, according to new research.

The findings suggest “sleep extension” should be explored as an adjunct to diet and exercise in reducing diabetes risk, the authors say.