CPAP Tops Oxygen for Sleep Apnea

June 11, 2014 9:08 PM

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To tackle the cardiovascular risks from obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was better than giving oxygen at night, and adding a weight-loss strategy may be even better in some respects for obese patients.

But CPAP plus weight management brought down insulin resistance, triglycerides, and blood pressure best, Julio A. Chirinos, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues reported.

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