Moderate To Severe Sleep Apnea Significantly Raises Stroke Risk

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Moderate to severe cases of the nighttime breathing problem known as obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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The study on sleep apnea of 1,475 people found that those with moderate tosevere sleep apnea at the beginning of the study were 3 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke thana comparable group of patients without sleep apnea during the next four years.

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