Obstructive sleep apnea and bone mineral density in obese patients

  title={Obstructive sleep apnea and bone mineral density in obese patients},
  author={Stefania Mariani and Daniela Fiore and Laura Varone and Sabrina Basciani and Agnese Persichetti and Mikiko Watanabe and Maurizio Saponara and Giovanni Spera and Costanzo G Moretti and Lucio Gnessi},
  booktitle={Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy},
CONTEXT Obesity and its co-morbidities may adversely affect bone mineral density (BMD). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major complication of obesity. To date, the effects of OSA on BMD in obese patients have been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE To examine whether the severity of OSA independently correlates with BMD in obese patients. METHODS One hundred and fifteen obese subjects with OSA (Apnea/Hypopnea Index [AHI] ≥5 events per hour) were included in the study. BMD was measured at lumbar… CONTINUE READING


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