The Relative Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness with Incident Depression: A Longitudinal, Population-based Study

@inproceedings{LaGrotte2016TheRA,
  title={The Relative Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness with Incident Depression: A Longitudinal, Population-based Study},
  author={Caitlin LaGrotte and Julio Fernandez-Mendoza and Susan L. Calhoun and Duanping Liao and Edward O. Bixler and Alexandros N. Vgontzas},
  booktitle={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2016}
}
Background:It is postulated that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for the development of depression. However, obesity and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) are associated with both OSA and depression. The goal of this study was to examine the relative contribution of OSA, obesity and EDS to incident depression.Methods:A representative random sample of 1137 adults without depression from the Penn State Adult Cohort was followed up after 7.5 years. All subjects underwent a full… CONTINUE READING
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