Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 21st, 2003
According to recent research from Belgium, "The purpose of this study was to identify if obesity or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) influence hypercapnic response (HCR) and hypoxic response (HR) taking into account differences between gender."
"Data are expressed in % predicted based on reference values of our laboratory," reported Bertien Buyse and colleagues at University Hospitals in Gasthuisberg and Rotterdam.
The continued, "Obese women without OSA (n=117, body mass index (BMI) 43±8 kg/m2) demonstrated an increased ventilatory (VE) and occlusion...
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