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Half of men and one-third of women with BMI above 35 report snoring and sleep apnea
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In the Swedish Obese Study, half of men and one-third of women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 reported snoring and sleep apnea notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Sleep apnea increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Snoring in normal weight men
Snoring in 15% of normal weight men
This compares to 15.5 percent of Swedish men of normal BMI of similar age who reported snoring.
Royal College of Physicians. Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation. London: Royal College Press, 2004 Feb.
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