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Sleep Apnea Reduces Good Cholesterol Levels

The more severe the apnea, the lower the level of good cholesterol in the blood, according to researchers from Bochum in Germany. Their study, to be published in January's issue of the European Respiratory Journal, also shows that treating sleep apnea improves patients' lipid profile and reduces cardiovascular risk.

It has been recognized for several years that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (interruptions to breathing for over 10 seconds, five times per hour or more) is associated with several cardiovascular risk factors, including a significant rise in blood pressure.

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Exercise Shown to Have Positive Effect On Cholesterol

Exercise, without accompanying weight loss, has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.Cholesterol and Exercise

For the first time, Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that exercise, without accompanying weight loss, has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.

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