Lack of sleep destroys intestinal flora

Intestinal microflora changes not only in diabetes type II diabetes and obesity. Its composition may also affect the regular lack of sleep. According to the experiment involving nine healthy men, lack of sleep increases the population of bacteria of the Firmicutes type. Other insights says UPI.com.

Volunteers were asked to sleep for 4 hours a day for two days. Convincing data on the impact of sleep deprivation on the diversity of gut flora, the scientists have not received. Fungi and bacteria in the gut did not appear. However, the balance between bacteria type, the Firmicutes and the Bacteroidetes type. Similar processes are observed in obesity.

Even lack of sleep decreased sensitivity of tissues to insulin by 20%. This factor affects the metabolism in the body and provokes the development of diabetes. At the moment, the scientists plan to continue their research to better understand public mechanisms.

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