Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Tied to Lipid Levels (MD Alert, Reuters Health, MDLinx)
AUGUST 30, 2018, By Marilynn Larkin
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity is independently associated with cholesterol and triglyceride levels, researchers say.
Dr. Ludger Grote of Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenberg and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 8,592 patients in the European Sleep Apnea Database without physician-diagnosed hyperlipidemia or reported use of a lipid-lowering drug. Patients’ mean age was 50, and 69% were men. Mean BMI was 30.8 kg/m2 and mean apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 25.7 events per hour.
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