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Obstructive Sleep Apnea's Damage Evident After One Month

(Science Daily) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there are recurring episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep with ongoing effort to breathe. OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adults in America.
The serious nature of the problem was captured in a landmark study which found that middle-age and older men with even mild levels of OSA were in danger of increased risk of stroke and death. While a link between OSA and stroke is clear, OSA's effect on the cerebral (brain) vessels is not.
In an effort to shed light on this relationship, researchers in Texas have developed a novel model that mimics OSA in humans. Their model has found that after just 30 days of OSA exposure cerebral vessel function is altered, which could lead to stroke.
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1 comments:

April 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM gilleanpublishing said...

Thanks for posting this article. My father died from complications from a stroke and had sleep apnea. I am interested to find out more on this study.

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