Hyperlipidemia Prevalence and Cholesterol Control in OSA: Data from European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA)

This study investigates the association between OSA severity and prevalence of hyperlipidemia in patients of the ESADA cohort.Methods: The cross-sectional analysis included 11,892 patients (age 51.9±12.5 years, 70% male, BMI 31.3±6.6 kg/m2, mean ODI 23.7±25.5 n/h) investigated for OSA. The independent OR for hyperlipidemia in relation to measures of OSA (ODI, AHI, mean and lowest SpO2) was determined by means of General Linear Model analysis with adjustment for important confounders like age, BMI, comorbidities, and study site.Results: Hyperlipidemia prevalence increased from 15.1% in subjects without OSA to 26.1% in those with severe OSA, p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health Sleep Source Type: blogs
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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