Friday, April 26, 2013

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Dementia

   From WashUCOM St. Louis, more than half the study participants with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) developed dementia. 
   It is uncertain as to the pathological mechanism which may be involved :repeated drops in oxygen? the paucity of deep (reparative) sleep? or some other mechanism.
JAMA 2011;306(6):613-619

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