Amount of Snoring Predicts Hardening of Arteries

September 7, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Amount of Snoring Predicts Hardening of Arteries
Research published in the September 1 issues of the Journal Sleep shows that if you snore more than half the night1 you have a 64% chance of having measurable hardening of your carotid artery – a major cause of stroke. Moderate snoring (25-50% of the night) is associated with a 32% risk, and mild snoring with a 20% risk.

As much as 50% of the male population and 25% of the female population have some degree of problem with this issue. The largest risk factor for snoring is increased body weight, meaning that anyone who is overweight and snoring needs to get the pounds off in order to reverse the problem.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Snoring Linked to Hardening Arteries  Sleep  Sharon A. Lee, Terence C. Amis, Karen Byth, George Larcos, Kristina Kairaitis, Tracey D. Robinson, John R. Wheatley.

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