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Breathing problems in overweight teenagers.
Out of 61 overweight teenagers, 38 had trouble with breathing that interrupted their sleep.
They lost an average of 24 kilograms.
Weight loss was successful in treating sleep disordered breathing in these teenagers.
The ones with the worst breathing difficulties lost the most weight.
The take home message...
The average weight loss, 24 kilograms, is a lot of weight to lose, but it can be done.
This study tells us a couple of things:
One, if overweight kids are having trouble breathing at night, they it's likely that you are too. That will make you feel tired all the time.
Two, if you lose the weight your breathing will get better.
Just one more reason to drop those extra pounds.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Mar 5. The Effect of Weight Loss on Sleep-disordered Breathing in Obese Teenagers. Verhulst SL, Franckx H, Van Gaal L, De Backer W, Desager K.
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