Healio: The presence of obstructive sleep apnea or CPAP use did not impact weight or glycemic outcomes at 2 months among adults with obesity, according to new research published in BMC Endocrine Disorders.

“Obesity can affect the pathogenesis of OSA in multiple ways, including upper airway fat deposition and muscle impairment, pressure from abdominal fat, leptin resistance and increased inflammatory state,” Sophie Kobuch, MD, a student at the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues wrote. “Significant weight loss can also reduce symptoms of OSA, but long-term weight loss, which is sufficient enough to reduce the severity of OSA in individuals with class 3 obesity, is difficult to achieve and maintain, particularly without bariatric surgery.”

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