Retired National Football League Linemen Have High Incidence Of Sleep Apnea

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 08:32 in Health & Medicine

Sleep disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, is highly prevalent among retired National Football League players, and particularly in linemen. This study, involving 167 players, adds to the growing body of research examining the relationship between sleep apnea and heart disease, the investigators say.

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