Symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and risk of cancer: a prospective cohort study.

  title={Symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and risk of cancer: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Anne Sofie Plum Christensen and Alice L. Clark and Paula M. Salo and Peter Nymann and Peter de Lange and E. H. A. Prescott and Naja Hulvej Rod},
  volume={36 10},
STUDY OBJECTIVES Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has been associated with oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered hormonal levels, all of which could affect the risk of cancer. The aim of the study is to examine if symptoms of SDB including snoring, breathing cessations, and daytime sleepiness affect the incidence of total cancer and subtypes of cancer. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING The third wave (1991-1993) of the Copenhagen City Heart Study. PARTICIPANTS There were 8… CONTINUE READING


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