Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research published online in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
These images show profiles of fatty acids (a) and growth hormone (b) during normal sleep (black lines) and restricted sleep (red lines) in 19 participants.
Credit: J. Broussard and co-authors
The National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and Science in Society – Branco Weiss Fellowship funded this study. Additional authors include Florian Chapotot, Varghese Abraham, Fanny Delebecque and Harry R. Whitmore from the University of Chicago Medicine, and Andrew Day from the University of Wisconsin.