Sleep and Metabolism

There is strong evidence (Lancet, June 2013) that insufficient sleep and disruption in circadian rhythm contribute to pathogenesis of metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Since world wide metabolic syndrome is on the rise, epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that short duration and poor quality of sleep may predict the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study suggested that sleep abnormalities and metabolic syndrome (prodromes to diabetes) are interconnected.

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