›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 359-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.03.021

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Research progress of relationship between obesity and adipocytokine secretion disorder induced by short sleep duration

CHEN Ting1, ZHANG Ze-yu1, CHEN Zhe1, CHEN Lu1, YANG Qian1, DAI Fei2, LI Sheng-hui2, ZHENG Zhi-jie2   

  1. 1.Grade 2010 of Preventive Medicine Undergraduate Program, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China; 2.Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Heath, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2013-03-28 Published:2013-03-29
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81072314, 30700670; Shanghai Education Committee Foundation, 13YZ034; Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine Foundation; Leading Scholar of Excellent Discipline of Public Health of Shanghai, GWDTR201222


Both short sleep duration and obesity are global concerns threatening human health. Recent research data have indicated that sleep duration is an important influential factor for obesity. Short sleep duration disturbs the secretory volume and rhythm of adipocytokines such as leptin, adiponectin and visfatin, and interrupts the dynamic balance between them, after which obesity and insulin resistance may be triggered. This paper is to systematically review the existing domestic and international literatures on the related mechanisms between short sleep duration and obesity, and discuss the effect of several important adipocytokines on sleep and obesity.

Key words: obesity, sleep, adipocytokine