Sleep disordered breathing and metabolic syndrome.

  title={Sleep disordered breathing and metabolic syndrome.},
  author={F. Javier J Nieto and Paul E. Peppard and Terry B. Young},
  journal={WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin},
  volume={108 5},
BACKGROUND Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has been associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and insulin resistance. This article examines the association between SDB and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a community-based sample. METHODS A subset of participants in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study (N=546) participated in an ancillary study to measure vascular and metabolic function. SDB was characterized using the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) obtained in the… CONTINUE READING
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