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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Independently Associated with an Increased Risk of Stroke, Cancer and Death

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Association for Sleep Clinicians and Researchers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. Results of the 20-year follow-up study show that people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep …

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Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients who have damage to their brain stem are more likely to have sleep apnea than those with damage in other parts of their brain, Michigan researchers report. Their study included 355 people in Texas, average age 65, who suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked blood flow in …

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