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New study helps explain links between sleep loss and diabetes

can elevate levels of free 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 .

Changes Associated with Sleep Restriction
These images show profiles of fatty acids (a) and growth hormone (b) during normal (black lines) and restricted (red lines) in 19 participants.
Credit: J. Broussard and co-authors


The , the Department of Defense and Science in Society – 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.

University of Chicago Medical Center