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Research conducted by a Swedish institution has found that a link between permanent stress and an increased risk of diabetes. The research focused on 7,000 men with no history of diabetes, heart disease, or stoke. The men were tracked through medical records to see what condition developed in their lives based on the way they answered questions about their level of “permanent stress.” After 35 years, researchers found that the men who reported permanent stress were 45 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes compared with those who reported periodic or no stress in their lives. Researchers pointed out that this was after they took into account other diabetes risk factors. They admitted they can’t be sure the exact relationship, but they have established a link. In their report the researchers wrote, “Self-perceived permanent stress is an important long-term predictor of diagnosed diabetes, independently of socio-economic status, BMI, and other conventional Type 2 diabetes risk factors.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Chronic Stress Raises Diabetes Risk, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/chronic-stress-diabetes-risk-men-type-2_n_2640358.html?utm_hp_ref=health-news&ir=Health News, Accessed February 10, 2013.

Psalm 127:2 (ESV) It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

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