Sleep Loss Associated with Obesity and Diabetes

Prof. Dr. Bernd Schultes Endocrinology and Diabetes Internal Medicine eSwiss Medical & Surgical Center Brauerstrasse 97 9016 St. Gallen SchweizMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Schultes
Endocrinology and Diabetes Internal Medicine
eSwiss Medical & Surgical Center
Brauerstrasse 97
9016 St. Gallen Schweiz

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?

Professor Schultes: Sleep loss promotes the development of obesity and diabetes by metabolic and behavioral mechanism.

MedicalResearch.com: Were any of the findings unexpected?

Professor Schultes: The strength of the influence of sleep loss on metabolism is quite surprising and unexpected.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Professor Schultes: Sleep is important for metabolic health. Thus, clinicians should ask their patients about their sleep and patients should be aware that sleep is important for their health.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Professor Schultes: Interventional studies improving sleep are clearly needed to see in how much improved sleep can improve metabolic health, e.g. weight loss in obese, better glycemic control in diabetics.

Citation:

 The metabolic burden of sleep loss
Sebastian M Schmid MD,Manfred Hallschmid PhD,Prof Bernd Schultes MD
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology – 25 March 2014
DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70012-9

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