Sleep deprivation and disruptions in circadian rhythms resulted in lower fasting plasma insulin, postprandial peak insulin and integrated plasma insulin concentrations in healthy participants, according to a study in Science Translational Medicine. Researchers also noted an 8% mean reduction in resting metabolic rate, which may lead to an annual weight gain of 10 pounds in the absence of dietary and exercise changes.
Short, irregular sleep patterns may elevate diabetes risk
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