Sleep-disordered breathing and cancer mortality: results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study.

@article{Nieto2012SleepdisorderedBA,
  title={Sleep-disordered breathing and cancer mortality: results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study.},
  author={F. Javier J Nieto and Paul E. Peppard and Terry Young and Laurel Ann Finn and Khin Mae Hla and Ramon Farr{\'e}},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={186 2},
  pages={190-4}
}
RATIONALE Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been associated with total and cardiovascular mortality, but an association with cancer mortality has not been studied. Results from in vitro and animal studies suggest that intermittent hypoxia promotes cancer tumor growth. OBJECTIVES The goal of the present study was to examine whether SDB is associated with cancer mortality in a community-based sample. METHODS We used 22-year mortality follow-up data from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort sample (n… CONTINUE READING
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