Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults worldwide, including more than 24 million in the United States. However, most cases, 90%, remain undiagnosed.The condition results from the upper airways becoming blocked while a person sleeps, which can reduce or stop airflow. As a result, people with obstructed airways can wake up multiple times...
Among adults who received a pulmonary function test, a greater proportion of Black adults were reclassified as having reduced lung function if a race-neutral equation was used compared to a race-specific equation.
After following more than 4,000 adults with COPD for almost 10 years, researchers found those with extra mucus accumulating in their airways had an associated increased risk for dying early. These findings may advance research to identify targeted approaches for treatment.
Researchers found adding coronary artery calcium scores to 10-year heart disease risk calculators improved predictions for middle-aged to older adults, but polygenic risk scores, which provide general genetic insight, didn’t have the same effect.
Among a study of more than 3,200 adults living in Spain, shorter, power naps were linked with a greater chance for having lower blood pressure, while longer naps were associated with increased cardiovascular disease risks.