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  • Snoring is associated with a 50% increased risk of hypertension independent of body weight


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    Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:54 am Email this article
    Habitual snoring is associated with a 50 percent greater risk of developing hypertension during the next two years according to a new study from researchers at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Habitual Snoring

    Habitual snoring: 4 days per week or more

    Habitual snoring was defined as those who snored 4 days per week or more.

     

    After adjusting for BMI

    True even after adjusting for BMI, etc

    This relationship held true even after adjusting for age, sex, smoking, blood pressure at the start of the study and body mass index.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion: Habitual snoring increases risk of hypertension

    “[O]ur results support the contention that habitual snoring is an important predisposing factor in future hypertension, even for nonobese adults,” the researchers concluded.

    REFERENCE

    Kim J, Yi H, Shin KR, Kim J, Jung KH, Shin C. Snoring as an independent risk factor for hypertension in the nonobese population: The Korean health and genome study. Am J Hypertens. 2007 Aug, 20(8):819-24.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Institute of Human Genomic Study
    College of Medicine
    Korea University
    Seoul, Korea

    Department of Nursing Science
    College of Health Sciences
    Ewha Woman’s University
    Seoul, Korea

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