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20 lb weight loss reduces sleep apnea by 84%
Monday, June 25, 2007 3:36 am Email this article
Sleep apnea was reduced by 84 percent two years after severely obese patients, with an average body mass index (BMI) of 42, lost an average of 21.3 pounds following weight loss surgery according to a new study from Sweden.
Sleep apnea is where a person stops breathing during sleep.
Grunstein R, Stenlof K, Hedner JA, Peltonen M, Karason K, Sjostrom L. Two year reduction in sleep apnea symptoms and associated diabetes incidence after weight loss in severe obesity. Sleep. 2007 Jun 1, 30(6):703-10.
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Department of Puhnlmonary and Sleep Medicine
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
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