Lack of Sleep May Raise Risk of Diabetes (CME/CE)
has shown that resistance to infection is weakened depending on the 24-hour light-dark cycle of an immune protein known as toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9).
Buxton reported being a consultant and expert witness in a lawsuit involving sleep, circadian rhythms, and diabetes in railroad workers.
Buxton OM, et al "Adverse metabolic consequences in humans of prolonged sleep restriction combined with circadian disruption" Sci Transl Med 2012; (4)129ra43.
Nine physician groups listed a total of that they said are often medically unnecessary or cause more harm than good.
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