Heavy Snorers At Higher Risk of Developing Arthritis

by VR Sreeraman on  June 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM Research News
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Heavy snorers are at an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, finds a study.

Researchers in Taiwan found patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition sleep apnea were nearly twice as likely to suffer the joint-damaging disease, Daily Mail reported Thursday.
 Heavy Snorers At Higher Risk of Developing Arthritis
Heavy Snorers At Higher Risk of Developing Arthritis

Scientists believe chronic sleep apnea can lead to inflammation in blood vessels in the body, which may act as a catalyst for arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis was previously thought to be triggered when something goes wrong with the immune system.

In Britain, three million people suffer from sleep apnea, though many more may remain undiagnosed.

Source: IANS

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