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Carvalho J.B.,Nutricionista Clinica do HSL | De Andrade G.K.P.,Nutricionista Clinica do HSL | Do Nascimento L.A.,Nutricionista Clinica do HSL | Rodrigues A.L.C.C.,Nutricao Clinica do HSL | And 5 more authors.
Revista Neurociencias

Objective. To verify the association of risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with the consumption of fats and fibers. Method. A descriptive study conducted in the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital Ladies Benevolent society (SBSHSL). 1030 persons were evaluated about age, sex, weight, height, and body mass index (BMI). To investigate food intake was applied the Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), and to rate the risk for OSA was applied the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ). Results. The age range was 24 to 78 years old, mean age 45±8.9 years, with an average BMI of 26.9Kg/m2, 77.7% were males. Patients at high risk for OSA represented 23.13%. We observed association 13.95% (p<0.001) between high risk for OSA and obesity, compared to overweight patient (7.02%) and eutrophic (2.14%). 25% had high intake of fat and 43.4% reported low fiber intake, showing no association with high risk for OSA (p=0.44). Conclusion. This study found an association between obesity and high risk for OSA. In addition, although there was no relationship between risk for OSA and consumption of fat and fiber, the results show significant numbers that may influence the development of OSA. © 2015, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. All rights reserved. Source

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