Heart Risks From Sleep Apnea Similar To Those From Diabetes: Study.

The early heart damage seen in diabetes patients is also seen in people with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where a person may stop breathing during sleep, according to a small new study.


The study, conducted by Romanian researchers, shows that people with obstructive sleep apnea have stiffer arteries than people without the condition — similar to the arterial stiffness witnessed in people with diabetes. Stiff arteries are known to contribute to heart risks.