Alzheimer's News Today - "New York Study Suggests Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of a Person Developing Alzheimer’s " - Ashraf Malhas, PhD

New York, NY
 – November 17, 2017  –– 

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found a link between sleep apnea and high levels of the amyloid, the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  The connection indicates that doctors should check for sleep apnea in older people who display no Alzheimer’s symptoms. Andrew Varga, MD, PhD, assistant professor of sleep medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and co-author of the study said researchers failed to find a relationship between sleep apnea, amyloid beta levels and cognition. This suggests that cognition is dependent on additional factors.

- Andrew W. Varga, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medcine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

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