Hunza News

Snoring as a risk factor for type II diabetes mellitus: Study

Share This Post

NEW YORK: To examine the association between snoring and risk of developing type II diabetes mellitus, the authors analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study cohort.

HunzaNews April 14,2014

This analysis included 69,852 US female nurses aged 40–65 years without diagnosed diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline in 1986. Snoring patterns were ascertained by questionnaire.

During 10 years of follow-up, 1,957 women were diagnosed with type II diabetes. In analyses adjusted for age and body mass index, snoring was associated with risk of diabetes (for occasional snoring vs. nonsnoring, relative risk (RR) = 1.48 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.29, 1.70); for regular snoring vs. nonsnoring, RR = 2.25 (95% CI: 1.91, 2.66); p for trend < 0.0001).

Further adjustment for other diabetes risk factors and sleeping-related covariates only slightly attenuated the risk (for occasional snoring, RR = 1.41 (95% CI: 1.22, 1.63); for regular snoring, RR = 2.03 (95% CI: 1.71, 2.40); p for trend < 0.0001). Analyses stratified by body mass index, smoking history, or parental history of diabetes showed a consistent association between snoring and diabetes within the categories of these variables.

These results suggest that snoring is independently associated with elevated risk of type II diabetes.


More To Explore

Gilgit Baltistan

Launch of Eco-Tourism Campaign in Hunza

HunzaMay 6, 2024 – Today, under the umbrella of civil society support initiatives KADO has initiated a week long Eco-Tourism Campaign in the region of Hunza. Which received an overwhelming