Sleep loss and weight gain: Missing just one night of sleep lowers metabolism

Reuters Health reported on the study that showed the men under several different sleep scenarios, including curtailed sleep, no sleep, and normal sleep over several days. Study measures included changes in how much the study participates ate, their blood sugar, hormone levels and indicators of their metabolic rate like oxygen use. If you are trying to lose weight, the study results are sobering.

I object. Diabetes is not the “fat people” disease.

Amy Tenderich, a well respected blogger about diabetes wrote an article worth reading, “10 Reasons Why the Actos Pre-Diabetes study is Dumb.”. I want to point out that the Actos study is not an isolated “dumb” study. Her article also prompted me to want to point out something that really needs to be said: Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are NOT a “fat people” disease…