Heart Beat: September 2017

Two recent studies suggest that having mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with a four-times greater risk of developing high blood pressure when compared to not having this common sleep-disordered breathing condition. There was about a three-fold increased risk for type 2 diabetes among people with OSA when compared to healthy individuals, according to the study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
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