Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in MD Alert, Reuters Health, MDLinx

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Obstructive sleep apnea severity tied to lipid levels

AUGUST 30, 2018, By Marilynn Larkin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity is independently associated with cholesterol and triglyceride levels, researchers say.

Dr. Ludger Grote of Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenberg and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 8,592 patients in the European Sleep Apnea Database without physician-diagnosed hyperlipidemia or reported use of a lipid-lowering drug. Patients' mean age was 50, and 69% were men. Mean BMI was 30.8 kg/m2 and mean apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 25.7 events per hour.

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