sleep apnea and obesity :
1) Sleep apnea is caused by obesity.
2) Sleep apnea is more common in obese people than in lean people.
3) Sleep apnea can be detected with a careful history and various sleep study.
4) Obesity and sleep apnea raise blood pressure .
5) Successful treatment can be achieved by devices.
Title: Hypertension Grand Rounds
Authors: Theodore L. Goodfriend and David A. Calhoun
Date published: January4,2004
Article Link: hyper.ahajournals.org