Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea in a sample of obese women: effect of menopause.

@article{Resta2004PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea in a sample of obese women: effect of menopause.},
  author={Onofrio Resta and P G Bonfitto and Roberto Sabato and Giovanni de Pergola and Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro},
  journal={Diabetes, nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={296-303}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a well known risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Previous studies have investigated the prevalence of OSA among obese people, but a sample of women was rarely studied. OBJECTIVE To describe the anthropometric and polysomnographic characteristics of a sample of obese women and investigate the effect of menopause on the prevalence of OSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a full-night polysomnography we studied a sample of 133 obese women with a body mass index… CONTINUE READING

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