Poster #21: Alisha Chong – Identifying Biomarkers of Insufficient Sleep Utilizing Plasma Metabolomics

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Faculty mentor: Christopher Depner

Insufficient sleep is linked to other health conditions like diabetes. However, the mechanism by which insufficient sleep leads to increased diabetes risk is not well known. This study aims to identify metabolites affected by insufficient sleep, some of which may also be linked to decreased insulin sensitivity. This may provide information on how insufficient sleep affects diabetes risk. Branched-chain amino acids show promise to providing such insight, but data collection is still ongoing.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1192147@umail.utah.edu

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