Weight loss from lifestyle interventions and severity of sleep apnoea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BACKGROUND Excess body weight is a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The aim of the systematic review was to establish whether weight loss via lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise are useful in the treatment of OSA. METHODS A literature search was conducted between 1980 and February 2012. Systematic reviews and randomised… (More)