Sleep apnoea linked to elevated lipids

CVD risk factors including hyperlipidaema need to be carefully managed in OSA

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are also likely to have dyslipidaemia, European research suggests.

OSA is an independent predictor of higher total cholesterol and LDL, elevated triglycerides and lower HDL, according to the cross-sectional analysis of more than 8000 sleep centre patients, published in Respirology.