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Researchers have identified 57 genetic variations of a gene strongly associated with declines in blood oxygen levels during sleep. Low oxygen levels during sleep are a clinical indicator of the severity of sleep apnea, a disorder that increases the risk of heart disease, dementia, and death. The study, published today in the American Journal of...
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Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol more prevalent among irregular sleepers A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule—and getting different amounts of sleep each night—can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol , hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. In fact, for...
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Treatment of sleep disorder might help improve blood pressure control in this high-risk group African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),...
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Researchers look for biomarkers and genes to speed diagnosis, improve treatment Mounting scientific evidence about the health dangers of sleep apnea—a common disorder which causes people to stop breathing during sleep—is spurring new and important studies that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment. Researchers funded by the National, Heart...
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This article is the third in a three-part series about the NHLBI CADET II program. Although a variety of treatment options are available for patients with lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), some patients do not respond to existing medications or experience side effects that limit the patients’ ability to...