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    Short sleep reduces the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin, increases appetite-stimulating ghrelin


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    Wednesday, November 03, 2010 5:52 am Email this article
    Shortened sleep reduces leptin, a hormone which reduces appetite, and increases ghrelin, a hormone which increases appetite notes a review paper on the association of lack of sleep to obesity and diabetes.
    Diabetes

    Lack of sleep increase risk of diabetes

    Numerous studies have also found that lack of sleep increases the risk of diabetes.

    “Insulin sensitivity decreases rapidly and markedly without adequate compensation in beta cell function, resulting in an elevated risk of diabetes,” the authors of the paper noted.

    REFERENCE

    Knutson K, Van Cauter E. Associations between sleep loss and increased risk of obesity and diabetes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008, 1129:287-304.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Eve Van Cauter, Ph.D.
    Department of Health Studies
    5841 S. Maryland Ave, MC 1027
    Chicago, IL 60637 USA
    +773-702-0169 phone:
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