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Study: Link between sleep apnea, strokes

January 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study reveals more about the link between sleep apnea and strokes.Researchers from Yale University conducted several tests on 48 middle aged men and women. About half had sleep apnea, but were otherwise healthy.

Doctors say even during the patients with sleep apnea had a harder time compensating for a change in their blood pressure and actually had decreased blood flow to the brain.

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.


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