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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


VALENZA, M.ª C. et al. Risk factors for metabolic syndrome in a population with sleep apnea: evaluation in a population of Granada; the Granada study. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.4, pp.1255-1260. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: The Metabolic Syndrome is one of the first health problems in the public health of the century. It's consider that the beginning of the syndrome is determined by numerous factors that developed two main metabolic disturbances: the insulin resistance and the central obesity. This relationship is concentrating the scientific world. As the cause-effect relationship has to be answered, the epidemiologic research has focused on without results. Material and methods: 1,016 subjects were recruited in the sleep disorders laboratory in San Cecilio Hospital with sleep apnea suspicion. Results: Significant correlation (p < 0,001) was found between sleep apnea severity and nocturnal saturation values and the different metabolic disturbances related to the metabolic syndrome (Hypertension, Diabetes and obesity). By the contrary, we doesn't found significant differences between No-Sleep apnea group and moderate sleep apnea group in the majority of the variables. Conclusions: Subjects with sleep apnea have significantly more possibilities to develop metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular pathology. These subjects had to be evaluated in this sense to reduce the impact associated to this pathology.

Keywords : Sleep apnea; Metabolic syndrome; Risk factors.

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