Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sleep apnea linked with cognitive issues

At the University of California, San Francisco, studies on sleep apnea have found that the presence of the condition in older women predicts memory and cognitive issues 5 years later. One-third of women had dementia or cognitive impairment at the second study date - among those who had sleep apnea at the first study date, 45 percent had dementia or cognitive impairment. The statistics found that older women with sleep apnea are twice as likely to have dementia or memory issues.

Reuters reported on the study yesterday.

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