Women with sleep apnea have increased risk of cancer

Researchers have discovered that women having intense sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing cancer. The study didn’t find any causal relationship but elucidated the association between nocturnal hypoxia in women and elevated risk of cancer.

The study was published in the ‘European Respiratory Journal’.

“It’s reasonable to assume that sleep apnea is a risk factor for cancer, or that both conditions have common risk factors, such as being overweight. On the other hand, it is less likely that cancer leads to sleep apnea,” said Ludger Grote, Adjunct Professor and chief physician in sleep medicine, and the last author of the current study. READ MORE

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