Are sleep apnoea and RA connected?

People who have sleep apnoea have a higher risk of developing an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a large study from Taiwan.

But treating the condition with a CPAP machine may lessen those odds, the researchers say.

They looked at over 100,000 people diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea between 2002 and 2011, comparing them to an even larger group of age- and sex-matched controls. People with pre-existing autoimmune

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