Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trying to Bring All These Things Together

High fasting insulin levels are correlated with sleep apnea; fasting insulin levels correlated with coronary heart disease; CPAP treatment for sleep apnea reduces CHD risk, apparently because of increased oxygen to the myocardium.  I am having a hard time figuring out the relationship (if any)  between insulin level and atherosclerosis.  I have seen a paper which I blogged about concerning evidence that blood sugar levels increased risk of atherosclerosis; cannot find it now.

2 comments:

Tom Bridgeland said...

High insulin seems likely to be a marker for other things, like glucose resistance. If the cells aren't absorbing glucose properly, high blood sugar levels will cause higher insulin release.

Rob K said...

Follow Dr. Michael Eades and Gary Taubes.You'll never want to eat sugar again.