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A Lifestyle Modification Program Associated With Weight Loss Reduces the Severity of OSA

Racanelli, Alexandra C. MD, PhD; Zappetti, Dana MD

doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000144
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: Obesity is a major risk factor for OSA. The study by Ng and colleagues assessed the impact of weight loss reduction through a lifestyle modification program on patients with moderate to severe OSA. They found a reduction in OSA severity and daytime sleepiness that was directly associated with weight loss.

Source: Ng SS, Chan RS, Woo J, Chan TO, Cheung BH, Sea MM, To KW, Chan KK, Ngai J, Yip WH, Ko FW, Hui DS. A randomized controlled study to examine the effect of a lifestyle modification program in OSA. Chest. 2015; 148(5):1193–1203.

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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