A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US has studied and found that people who have a snoring problem are at increased risk of contracting cancerous tumours, reveals a recent report.
The team had conducted a review in order to focus on sleep problems, enrolling around 1,500 persons for the same. It is being said by the team that sleep disordered breathing problems had started 22 years back and it was necessary to find the causes and effects of the same.
As per the researchers, SDB problem is often seen in a massive number of people. They said that most common type of the illness is obstructive sleep apnoea, in which airway collapses frequently, causing the sleeper to suffer breathing issues.
While it is seen that overweight people are already at risks of developing some type of cancer, the researchers thus, considered participants’ weight, sex, age and smoking status as well. It was then found by the team that the factors did not vary a person’s risks of developing the disease.
It was noted that while moderate sufferers of SDB were at double the risk of the same, ones with a slight effect of SDB had a 10% raised risk. Those with severe SDB were at a notable five times increased risk of getting cancer.