Sleep Disorders Increase Risk for Alzheimer's

People who are at risk of Alzheimer's disease may be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, finds a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study participants carrying the apolipoprotein allele showed greater cognitive deficits with the various indices of sleep-disordered breathing compared to those without the allele.

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