The interaction of obstructive sleep apnea and obesity on the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein and interleukin-6: the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort.

STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the relative roles and interaction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and obesity on interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort. SETTING The Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort. PARTICIPANTS 454 untreated OSA patients (380 males and 74 females), mean ± standard deviation age 54.4… (More)