A new study further reiterates what most of us thought before, that obesity is linked to sleep apnea. The study was conducted in University of Wisconsin-Madison by Paul Peppard, Ph.D. and he estimates that 80 and 90 percent of an increase in sleep apnea symptoms is due to the rising obesity.
For the uninitiated, Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or cases low breathing during sleep. Men are ore prone to sleep apnea and it has also been linked to r heart and blood pressure problems.
According to the study, 10 percent of males aged 30 to 49 have sleep apnea symptom and between the age grow of 50 and 70, the percentage jumps to 17. Interestingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 36 percent of U.S. adults are obese.