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Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease

Wiley

New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension.

Researchers analyzed information from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 and 2010 concerning 43,434 individuals, including 8687 with sleep apnea.

Over an average follow-up of 3.9 years, the risk of developing chronic kidney disease was 58% higher among adults with sleep apnea than in other adults, after adjusting for individuals' demographic and clinical characteristics.

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