September 29, 2012

Lack of sleep in teenagers linked to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

Lack of sleep leads to insulin resistance in teens, notes a new study, Sleep Duration and Insulin Resistance in Healthy Black and White Adolescents from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research was recently published in the journal Sleep. But increasing the amount of sleep that teenagers get could improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes.

Also, locally in the Sacramento and Davis regional area, the University of California, Davis studies how the omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and flax seed oil can help to control low blood sugar and excess insulin that happens after a meal in some people.