04 Jul Sleep Duration Affects Diabetes Risk Differently in Men and Women
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Femke Rutters
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
EMGO+ Institute for Care Research
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: In the past 10 years the interest in sleep as a possible cause for obesity/diabetes has risen. But data up until now used mainly self-reported sleep and simple measures of diabetes (related parameters), such as fasting glucose. A study on well-measured insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function was lacking. Such a study could provide more information on the pathophysiology.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Even when you are healthy, sleeping too much or too little can have detrimental effects on your health, in this case shown on glucose metabolism
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: We need research in similar groups to confirm these findings as well as prospective research, but also research into how changing sleep might be used to prevent diabetes.
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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun 29:jc20161045. [Epub ahead of print]
The Association Between Sleep Duration, Insulin Sensitivity, and β-Cell Function: The EGIR-RISC Study.
Rutters F1, Besson H1, Walker M1, Mari A1, Konrad T1, Nilsson PM1, Balkau B1, Dekker JM1.
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