Weight and metabolic effects of cpap in obstructive sleep apnea patients with obesity

@inproceedings{Garca2011WeightAM,
  title={Weight and metabolic effects of cpap in obstructive sleep apnea patients with obesity},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mota Garc{\'i}a and Hossein Sharafkhaneh and Max Hirshkowitz and Rania Elkhatib and Amir Sharafkhaneh},
  booktitle={Respiratory research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) rapidly mitigates OSA in obese subjects but its metabolic effects are not well-characterized. We postulated that CPAP will decrease IR, ghrelin and resistin and increase adiponectin levels in this setting. METHODS In a pre- and post-treatment, within-subject design, insulin and appetite-regulating hormones were assayed in 20 obese subjects with… CONTINUE READING
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