A study abstract from the American Thoracic Society examines new research that confirmed previous reports of an independent association between obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic dysfunction.

Rationale: No data exist as to the role of ethnicity in the associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep duration, and metabolic dysfunction.
Objective: To examine links between OSA, objectively-measured habitual sleep duration, and fasting glucose in United States ethnic groups.
Methods: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis is a multi-site community-based study which conducted polysomnography and wrist-actigraphy.