Risk of sleep apnea increases in overweight children

02/20/2012 | CNN

A growing number of overweight children have obstructive sleep apnea resembling the type seen in adults, writes Dr. Lisa Shives, founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Ill. She writes that the issue presents a cyclical problem in which overweight children are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep apnea also increases the likelihood that children will gain weight.

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