Weight Loss Helps Control Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis is increasing--maybe due in part to our increasing collective flab. In a study of 250 type 2 diabetics with OSA, the participants were randomized to an intensive weight-control program or to three sessions of diabetes management instruction (controls). After one year, those in the weight-control group had lost more weight and were having significantly fewer OSA events. 

PositiveTip: Those with type 2 diabetes and OSA can improve both disorders at the same time by losing weight! Weight loss will improve OSA in those without diabetes also.