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A review of studies has revealed being a lark is probably better for our health than being a night owl. Those who prefer late nights were found to have unhealthier diets, consuming more alcohol, sugary and caffeinated drinks and less fruit and veg than larks. Nights owls also have more erratic eating patterns such as missing breakfast, eating later in the day and having fewer but larger meals. The researchers say these differences in eating habits could explain why night owls are more likely to suffer from conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Indeed, one study showed those who stayed up late were 2.5 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than early risers. So if you’re an owl, pay extra attention to your balanced, healthy diet

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