26 Mar Sleep Loss Associated with Obesity and Diabetes
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.