Compared to diabetes patients without obstructive sleep apnea, those with mild, moderate, and severe sleep apnea demonstrated poorer glucose control. As severity of OSA increased, glucose control in these patients deteriorated significantly. Obesity is an important risk factor for both obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. But research indicates that a relationship between the two conditions may exist independent of obesity. Researchers at Penn State University found an association between insulin resistance and sleep apnea in a group of non-obese middle-aged men.
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Putting sleep disorders to bed
Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, studied how protein synthesis is controlled in the brain clock. “We identified a repressor protein in the clock and found that by removing this protein, the brain clock function was surprisingly improved,” explains Dr. Sonenberg. Because all mammals have similar circadian clocks, the team used mice to conduct their experiments.
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