Interactions between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: implications for treatment.

@article{RomeroCorral2010InteractionsBO,
  title={Interactions between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: implications for treatment.},
  author={Abel Romero-Corral and Sean Caples and Francisco Alejandro L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and V. K. Somers},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={
          711-9
        }
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) adversely affects multiple organs and systems, with particular relevance to cardiovascular disease. Several conditions associated with OSA, such as high BP, insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, visceral fat deposition, and dyslipidemia, are also present in other conditions closely related to OSA, such as obesity and reduced sleep duration. Weight loss has been accompanied by improvement in characteristics related not only to obesity but to OSA as well… CONTINUE READING
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