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Sleep Med Clin. 2007 Jun;2(2):187-197.

Impact of sleep and sleep loss on glucose homeostasis and appetite regulation.

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Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.


Over the past 30 years there has been an increase in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes, both of which can have serious consequences for longevity and quality of life. Sleep durations may have also decreased over this time period. This chapter reviews laboratory and epidemiologic evidence for an association between sleep loss and impairments in glucose metabolism and appetite regulation, which could increase the risk of diabetes or weight gain.

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