Excess weight and sleep-disordered breathing.

  title={Excess weight and sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Terry B. Young and Paul E. Peppard and Shahrad Taheri},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={99 4},
Excess weight is a well-established predictor of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Clinical observations and population studies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia have consistently shown a graded increase in the prevalence of SDB as body mass index, neck girth, or other measures of body habitus increases. Clinical studies of weight loss and longitudinal population studies provide strong support for a causal association. The role of excess body weight, a modifiable risk… CONTINUE READING