Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder that often coexists with visceral obesity. In this chapter, we examine bidirectional associations between obesity, OSA, and metabolic syndrome. Specifically, we will provide an overview of sleep apnea; an overview of obesity, visceral obesity, and metabolic syndrome; evidence showing that visceral obesity predisposes to OSA; evidence showing that OSA aggravates metabolic dysfunction; and clinical implications of this relationship.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mechanisms and Manifestations of Obesity in Lung Disease|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - Sep 29 2018|
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep apnea
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