Sleep Apnea and Cancer Linked

Sleep Apnea and Cancer LinkedAs per a recent study, it has been revealed that people, who have been suffering from sleep apnea problem, have five times more risk to develop any form of cancer.

The study, which will find its place in the next edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, has reached at the above given result after examining the 22-year mortality data, which included 1,522 people, who were being enrolled for "Wisconsin Sleep Cohort" study.

Volunteers were from Washington and the study was started in 1989, said study author Dr. F. Javier Nieto, who heads the department of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Nieto said that they have also conducted experiments on animals and the experiments have revealed that inadequate supply of oxygen in the brain promotes the growth of tumor. Dr. Joseph Golish, who is a Professor of sleep medicine with the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, was of the view that the research findings are of great importance.

Experts and sleep apnea patients did not give much importance to the problem before, but now it has been found that it is a high time now to think about the problem quite seriously.