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Sleep apnea can raise risk of cancer, studies indicate
Fox News.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | NewsCore

Posted on 05/21/2012 6:27:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Edited on 05/21/2012 6:31:42 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two new studies indicate that people who suffer sleep apnea have a higher risk of developing cancer.

Due to be presented in San Francisco this week at an American Thoracic Society conference, the findings have been touted as "striking" by researchers, the New York Times reported.


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cancer; cancertumors; sleepapnea; snoring; studies; tumors
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 6:27:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Correlation is not causation.

I’ll bet it is fat people who both have sleep apnea and get cancer.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:35:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

6’ 1”, 180 lbs.

You are WRONG!


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:32 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: carriage_hill

That would be more like “Zzzzzzzzz.........zzz........zzzzz........”


4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: carriage_hill
I am waiting for a headline that reads: Science has statistically proven that living causes cancer.
5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:51:41 AM PDT by free thinker 03 (Wouldn't it be refreshing if politicians actually listened to the people who elected them)
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To: Uncle Miltie

They can sure s-t-r-e-t-c-h a “correlation study” to encompass so many other groups of people with scare tactics, it’s almost criminal how much alarm and fright they generate.

One has always to ask, “To what financial end-gain are they doing this?” Someone or some group always benefits from these trash-study tactics.

The correlation usually proves unrelated, unreliable and total BS over time, if true scientific methodology is applied; something they neglect to do in the first place.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: G Larry; Uncle Miltie
6’ 1”, 180 lbs. You are WRONG!

You are not in the norm of people with sleep apnea. Most are overweight and that is the prime reason for it.

There is also a link to some cancers and obesity.

7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:59:59 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Wrong! I’m not fat and have Sleep Apnea and have had Cancer.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 7:14:51 AM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: trailhkr1
Think again. My best friend has sleep apnea and he's a sylph.
9 posted on 05/21/2012 7:19:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: carriage_hill

There are multiple reasons a person might have sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can cause weight gain so chicken/egg issues. I have two family members on the C-pap and one has sleep apnea because she had a cocleal implant and the other one has multiple health issues so it’s unclear why he has sleep apnea. It’s a complex disorder.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 7:24:22 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: trailhkr1

Here’s a medical update to help you recognize “norm”:

Due to significant increase in Head & Neck cancer and the corresponding radiation treatment, neck muscles get wrecked.
Swallowing and epiglottis function are compromised.

Sleep apnea ensues.

Non-smoker, non-drinker.....


11 posted on 05/21/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’ll take that bet Miltie! I’ve run three marathons, seven half-marathons, countless 10k’s and 5k’s and am an active practitioner of Combat Hapkido and I have sleep apnea.

I know other physically fit individuals with the same problem.

Make peace with yuor C-Pap machines people. They’ll do you good.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Correlation is not causation.

Correlation indicates the presence of a physical law ...

Find it.

13 posted on 05/21/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: G Larry

Yes, he’s wrong. I worked with a guy who was about 5’6” and slim, and had sleep apnea very badly.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Mercat

My sleep apnea disappeared as soon as I eliminated wheat and gluten from my diet.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 8:01:18 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Uncle Miltie

It also depends on the type of sleep apnea. There is the obstructive sleep apnea, and there is the type where your brain stops sending the signal to breathe. I happen to have both, and the c-pap machines don’t help because I can’t sleep with the blasted thing on me....


16 posted on 05/21/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by tarawa
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To: carriage_hill

So does breathing.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 8:29:46 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Exactly.

Rush used to do a (make a specific health issue point) routine where he said that someone who’d eaten carrots, drank water, eaten bread, drank coffee etc etc etc got cancer/died within the past year. True. Haven’t heard that one in a while.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Admin Moderator; carriage_hill

Thanks for stepping-in and fixing this post; I didn’t know -yes, I should by now - about LA Times problems. Sorry.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 9:25:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: sima_yi

LOLOL! Good catch, s_y!


20 posted on 05/21/2012 9:26:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Royal Wulff

My son was on the gluten free diet for a while. I wish he would go back on it.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 6:21:28 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: trailhkr1

Thanks for your support. But science is lost on almost everyone, even here at FR.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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