Sleep Apnea Induced By Insulin Resistance

A growing body of evidence points to insulin resistance in humans as one cause of sleep apnea. When researchers fed nonobese rats a high-fat diet they developed insulin resistance and sleep apnea.  A second group of rats fed the same diet but given metformin (which increases insulin receptor sensitivity), prevented the elevated insulin levels and the sleep apnea.PositiveTip: Choose…

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Stillbirth

Average American daily fat intake is 34% of daily calories.  Research has found that feeding a high-fat diet (32% of calories) to both lean and obese monkeys decreased uterine blood flow 38-56% and increased placental inflammatory cytokines, compared to a low-fat diet (14% fat). These changes occurred in both the normal weight and obese animals. …

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