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    Daytime sleepiness 1.8 times more common among overweight men vs normal weight men


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    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:12 am Email this article
    Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 1.8 times (80%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who were overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) than those of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) according to a new study. Subjects

    Subjects: 5320 male Japanese truck drivers, 30-69 years-old

    The study followed the weight changes of 5320 male Japanese truck drivers aged 30- to 69-years-old.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion: Weight gain of 22 lbs increases risk of sleep-disordered breathing and daytime sleepiness

    “Our results suggest that an increase in BMI of [5 units or more] or weight gain of [22 lbs or more] is a risk factor for [sleep-disordered breathing] and excessive daytime sleepiness among Japanese truck drivers,” the paper concludes.

    REFERENCE

    Cui R, Tanigawa T, Nakano H, Sakurai S, Yamagishi K, Ohira T, Iso H. Associations between weight change since 20 years of age and sleep-disordered breathing among male truck drivers. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Sep 22, published early on-line.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Public Health
    Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
    Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
    Osaka, Japan

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