Sleep apnoea ups cancer risk

Obstructive sleep apnoea has already been linked to stroke and cardiovascular disease but now Australian researchers say it raises the risk of cancer as well.

People with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) were 2.5 times more likely to develop cancer and three times more likely to die from it, according to data from a 20-year cohort study of 400 West Australians.

Overall people were four times more likely to die of any cause and also nearly four times more likely to die of stroke, found the authors from the Woolcock

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