The current issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association contains a study from Finland that was published in Sleep Medicine. A five year observational study with a one year randomized controlled trial of adult participants who were moderately obese and had mild obstructive sleep apnea. The investigators reported a significant change in the apnea-hyhpopnea index in the participant group that had lost weight. Those who lost at least 5% of their weight had an 80% reduction in the incidence of OSA progression compared to those who had lost less than 5%.
Source: JADA, (4/1/14) 145, 329-330
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