Episode 14Fitness Fundamentals & Sleep

Cortisol is an important hormone that when properly regulated and balanced, helps our bodies maintain a healthy blood pressure, control our appetite and fight infections. On this episode, Endocrinologist Anastasios Manessis, MD discusses how poor sleep caused by issues such as sleep apnea can lead to increased cortisol and detrimental health effects.

Dr. Anastasios Manessis, MD

Anastasios Manessis, M.D. , a faculty member of NYU since 2011, has been involved in many clinical research projects including long-term studies to evaluate efficacy and safety of GLP-I agonists and weight loss agents. His primary clinical interest includes treatment of diabetic patients with insulin pumps and how it has benefited the well-being of patients long-term.

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