New guideline recommends weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has published a clinical practice guideline for the role of weight management in the treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Expert Panel made a strong recommendation that patients with OSA who are overweight or obese be treated with comprehensive lifestyle intervention consisting of a reduced-calorie diet, exercise or increased physical activity and behavioral guidance.
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