Sleep-related breathing disorders, loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness in obese subjects

@article{Resta2001SleeprelatedBD,
  title={Sleep-related breathing disorders, loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness in obese subjects},
  author={Onofrio Resta and M P Foschino-Barbaro and G Legari and Silke Talamo and P G Bonfitto and Antonio Palumbo and Antonio Minenna and Riccardo Giorgino and Giovanni De Pergola},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={669-675}
}
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of sleep breathing disorders, loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness in a group of obese subjects, and to identify the predictors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity in these patients.SUBJECTS: A total of 161 consecutive obese patients (body mass index (BMI)≥30.0 kg/m2), ranging between 30.0 and 67.3, represented by 57 men and 104 women, aged 16–75 y. Forty (15 men and 25 women) age-matched (20–70 y) nonobese (BMI<27 kg/m2) volunteers were… CONTINUE READING

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