Study: Lose Fat In Tongue To Improve Sleep Apnea

STUDY: LOSE FAT IN TONGUE TO IMPROVE SLEEP APNEA

(CNN) – If you are one of 30-million Americans who snore, choke, gasp or stop breathing during the night; your tongue could be a key reason.

A new study published Friday found a connection between having a fat tongue and sleep apnea.

Researchers studied 67 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea and measured how a 10% weight loss would affect their upper airways.

They found that patients who reduced their tongue size by losing overall body fat improved sleep apnea scores by more than 30%.

You can read more about the study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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