Night owls may be at greater risk of diabetes than early birds

A new study finds that "night owls" are more likely than "early birds" to have unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Among the women in the study, 11% reported they were night owls, while 35% said they were early birds. The rest, around half, didn’t identify strongly as either a morning or evening person.

The new research is the latest evidence to show that being a so-called evening chronotype — or feeling more energetic at night — can be hazardous to your health

If you are able to eat healthy, sleep well and be physically active, you’re at a lesser risk