OBESITY: Sleep Apnea Cut With Weight-Loss Program

Fitness plays a big role in changing apnea-hypopnea index in patients. 305 patients were selected for a study of intensive lifestyle intervention to get obese patients with type-2 diabetes to lose weight which had long-lasting effects on sleep apnea as well. The study lasted four years and the patients selected had a mean score of 20.5 which is considered to be an index of moderate scale.

ORLANDO — An intensive lifestyle intervention to get obese patients with type 2 diabetes to lose weight had long-lasting effects on obstructive sleep apnea as well, according to results from an ancillary study to the Look AHEAD trial.

Losing weight and being fir could bring positive changes in the apnea-hypopnea index. A four-point reduction of the index could introduce a remission of apnea symptoms.

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