May 21, 2012

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk


Two new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer. The new research marks the first time that sleep apnea has been linked to cancer in humans…Dr. Mitesh Borad, a cancer researcher and assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic who was not involved with the studies, called the findings “provocative” but said more research was needed to confirm the association. The studies were observational, and other, unknown factors may account for the correlation between sleep apnea and cancer.

Also in: The Star Canada


NY Times  by Anahad O’Connor

Tags: Cancer, cancer risk, Dr. Mitesh Borad, NY Times, Research, sleep apnea, Sleep Medicine

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