Originally published on everydayhealth.com

Obstructive sleep apnea, already known to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, may also increase the chances of getting cancer, according to a study published in June 2019 in the European Respiratory Journal. The link is strongest in women, according to the study.

The study is part of an emerging area of research in sleep medicine, says Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the sleep and health research program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Grandner was not involved in the study.

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