The impact of sleep disordered breathing on cardiovascular health in overweight children.

@article{Horne2018TheIO,
  title={The impact of sleep disordered breathing on cardiovascular health in overweight children.},
  author={Rosemary S C Horne and Genevieve Shandler and Knarik Tamanyan and Aidan J Weichard and Alexsandria Odoi and Sarah Nichole Biggs and Margot J. Davey and Gillian M. Nixon and Lisa M Walter},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={41},
  pages={
          58-68
        }
}
BACKGROUND Up to 50% of overweight/obese children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to up to 6% of normal weight children. We compared cardiovascular variables between normal weight and overweight/obese children with and without OSA, and controls. METHODS Seventy-four referred children and 24 normal weight non-snoring controls (8-18 years) were recruited. Referred children were grouped according to their obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI): OSA (>1 event/h) or primary snoring… CONTINUE READING
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