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Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a machine that increases air pressure in the throat to keep the airway open during sleep.
Jun emphasized that the study was limited by studying people with severe OSA and obesity, thus limiting the ability to apply the findings to all OSA patients. The researchers also did not compare CPAP use to a sham CPAP control group to exclude a potential placebo effect
I stopped running over ten years ago to preserve my surgically repaired knees.
Two years ago I had difficulty on the way down from a 7200 ft climb up to Hanging Lake. Last year I was limited to flat hikes.
Time to start running again?
Looks like a fancy coffee bar, no?