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OSA linked to increased risk for carbohydrate craving among diabetics

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, June 13, 2012


DARIEN, ILResearchers in New Jersey are encouraging primary care physicians to screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with Type 2 diabetes. They found that in a small sample of clinic patients, the risk for sleep apnea was high among diabetics compared with non-diabetics, and that sleep apnea appeared to be associated with carbohydrate craving.

Lack of Sleep Found to Be a New Risk Factor for Aggressive Breast Cancers

Lack of sleep is linked to more aggressive breast cancers, according to new findings published in the August issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment by physician-scientists from University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.

New Risk for Postoperative Delirium: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The authors readily state that this study should be “hypothesis-generating” rather than showing a definitive cause and effect relationship between OSA and delirium but the findings are nevertheless striking and thought provoking.