Losing Excess Weight Increases Chance of Eliminating Sleep Apnea

March 2010
Mayo Clinic Women's Health Source;Mar2010, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p3
This article focuses on a study published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine" on September 28, 2009 which found that weight loss by overweight people can eliminate their problem of obstructive sleep apnea.


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