Severe Sleep Apnea ups Risk of Stroke, Cancer, Death

April 15, 2014 7:44 PM

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Severe Sleep Apnea ups Risk of Stroke, Cancer, Death

People with severe to moderate sleep apnea are at a higher risk of stroke, cancer and death than people without the disorder, according to a new study.

A 20-year follow-up study led by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia, found that people with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common type of sleep disorder caused by obstruction of upper airway, are at an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. The risk association was co...

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