Posts Tagged ‘sleep apnea’

How Often Does Metabolic Surgery Cure Sleep Apnea?

April 6, 2024 — Sleep apnea is a complication of obesity and at the same time, obesity can be a complication of sleep apnea. This two-way relationship sets up a problem that is serious and can be hard to resolve. But it deserves close attention because it can lead to an early death. So, given the tangled relationship between […]

Sleep Apnea, Metabolic Surgery, and the Risk of Death

June 30, 2023 — At the ASMBS Annual Meeting this week, a new study of major bad outcomes in people with both obesity and sleep apnea reminds us why metabolic surgery remains an important option for comprehensive obesity care. The risk of death, heart attacks, strokes, and other major bad cardiovascular outcomes is 37 percent lower if a person […]

Look AHEAD Study Halted Due to Few Strokes and Heart Attacks

October 28, 2012 — October 28, 2012 — Look AHEAD, one of the largest obesity outcomes studies funded by NIH, has followed more than 5,000 people for up to eleven years. Half of participants were given intensive lifestyle intervention to lose weight. The other half received general support in the form of diabetes education and doctor visits. Participants in […]