Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sleep apnea can increase risk for type 2 diabetes

This article discusses research showing that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase risk for type 2 diabetes - which is typically adult onset and often linked to obesity. However, researchers studied healthy young men and measured their insulin sensitivity and insulin levels. In those men with OSA, they showed signs of reduced insulin sensitivity and increased insulin levels, which are precursors to diabetes. Now the article does not state whether the patients with OSA were treated.

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