Avoiding Computers, Smartphones Before Bedtime May Lower the Chance of Diabetes

Women who avoid exposure to computer and phone screens before bedtime may have a lower risk of gestational diabetes, according to a study by Northwestern University.
Dr. Minjee Kim, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said that the risks of light exposure from such devices were under-recognised.
“Our study suggests that light exposure before bedtime may be an easily modifiable risk factor of gestational diabetes,” lead study author Dr. Kim said.
Reducing evening light exposure from devices may improve maternal and offspring health. (Shutterstock)
“Gestational diabetes is known to increase obstetric complications, and the mother’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. The offspring also are more likely to have obesity and hypertension as they grow up.”…

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