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Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic inflammation in overweight children and adolescents



Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic inflammation in overweight children and adolescents



International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 3(4): 234-239



Objective. To assess if the severity of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and mainly intermittent hypoxia is associated with increased peripheral leukocytes in overweight children and adolescents, controlling for adiposity and obesity-related metabolic abnormalities. Methods. Consecutive subjects were recruited at a pediatric obesity clinic. All subjects underwent polysomnography and a fasting blood sample. Results.

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PMID: 18608625

DOI: 10.1080/17477160802113548



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