Navigation Links
Mayo clinic: Retired national football league linemen have high incidence of sleep apnea
Date:3/26/2009

es per hour. The average BMI was 30.5.

In addition, 45 percent of the linemen and 32 percent of nonlinemen reported having high blood pressure. "High blood pressure is another risk factor for cardiac disease, and may be linked to both obesity and sleep apnea," Dr. Somers says.

Retired football players, and particularly linemen, need to be aware of sleep disordered breathing and its connection to cardiac risk factors, says lead author Felipe Albuquerque, M.D. "Many people do not realize that they have a sleep disorder," he says. "They may have no symptoms that they are aware of, but perhaps they know they are tired during the day and they're told they snore very loudly. These can be clues to the presence of sleep apnea. Our results show that retired linemen need to realize that they are a very high risk population and may need evaluation and treatment."

Previous research by various institutions and investigators in recent years, much of which has been assisted by the Living Heart Foundation, showed concerning health trends for retired NFL players:

  • Retired NFL players are more prone to obesity and obstructive sleep apnea than the general population.
  • Retired NFL players have an increased rate of metabolic syndrome, a condition increasingly linked to excess weight and lack of activity, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
  • Higher mortality is reported in linemen, as compared to people in the general population of the same age who are not professional football players. Research is needed to determine the causes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Traci Klein
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. From outer space to the eye clinic: New cataract early detection technique
2. Mayo Clinic: Heart patients fare better in 3-year program
3. New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring My Brain Is Not Retired
4. Special Discounts On Fertility Treatment For Active Duty and Retired Military
5. 100 NFL Legends Coming Together in Tampa During Super Bowl Week to Raise Awareness and Funds for Retired Players in Crisis
6. Newly Released Book by Retired Scientist Links Self-Control of Hormones to Perfecting One's Life
7. Retired Heart Surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell Celebrates 65th Birthday by Placing First in Arizona Ironman Competition
8. Statement on Nomination of Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki by VA Secretary Dr. James B. Peake
9. Retired Heart Surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell Celebrates 65th Birthday as an Ironman Participant
10. Warriors Unite: Mike Ditka & the Gridiron Greats Form Partnership to Assist Retired NFL Players & U.S. Military Special Operations Personnel
11. Retired NFL Players Dont Face Greater Heart Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Calvary Hospital recently ... Inc. as Executive Vice President on May 11. The Fund ... and historic mission. Barr succeeds Vincent J. Spinelli, who retired ... agreed to take on and supervise the important work that ... and CEO. “As Calvary continues to expand and bring our ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Oxytocin is a natural hormone ... to help mothers bond to their newborn, as well ... new studies performed, at NYU Langone Medical Center in ... Medical News Today on April 16, 2015, reveals that ... behavior. The study reveals that, when oxytocin was injected ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Mario Badescu ... and perfect facial skin with its unique combination ... blend of energizing botanicals. This cushiony gel-based formula ... cause breakouts and inhibit penetration of special treatments, ... Ivory Palm Seeds, This uncommon exfoliating ingredient is ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 According to ... an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types ... skin and eye allergies. Thanks to comprehensive allergy testing ... ( caremedurgentcare.com ), there’s now a way to get ... weather. , “Allergy triggers, or allergens, can vary by ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Cheapquotesautoinsurance.com has released a ... that has a salvage title . , An auto ... under a salvage title if the owner has paid for ... salvage title car is not possible, while in other states, ... released blog post provides more information on the subject. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 2Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 3Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 2Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 3Health News:Mario Badescu Skin Care Launches Botanical Exfoliating Scrub 2Health News:CareMed Urgent & Primary Care Now Offering Comprehensive Allergy Testing 2Health News:CareMed Urgent & Primary Care Now Offering Comprehensive Allergy Testing 3Health News:Compare Auto Insurance Quotes for Cars With A Salvage Title! 2
... autism have normal-size heads at birth but develop accelerated ... a period that precedes the onset of many behaviors ... to new research from the University of Washingtons Autism ... is present in children who have the early onset ...
... Bay Park to be the focus of this inaugural ... ... An unclimbed mountain near Mount Abbe,in the northern reaches of Alaska,s ... Expedition for Cancer Research, a quest,sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research ...
... released environmental estrogen 55 times faster , , WEDNESDAY, Jan. ... water can release a potentially harmful chemical 55 times ... (BPA) is found in the plastics that make up ... packaging. It acts as an environmental estrogen and can ...
... LiquidAgents Healthcare, LLC,has achieved the Gold Seal of ... Commission., LiquidAgents Healthcare, LLC underwent an unannounced, ... how staffing firms,determine the qualifications and competency of ... they monitor staff,s performance., "Health care organizations ...
... survived a heart attack or have been diagnosed with ... death in the United States. In addition to medications, ... are known to reduce the risk for subsequent cardiac ... attack survivors do not follow their doctors advice to ...
... LANSING, Jan. 30 A report issued today ... policy consultancy,based in Washington, D.C., confirms that Blue ... million to the people of Michigan in 2007 ... to improve access to,health coverage at affordable prices. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Accelerated head growth can predict autism before behavioral symptoms start 2Health News:Hutchinson Center Announces First Unclimbed Mountain to be Tackled by Big Expedition for Cancer Research 2Health News:Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical 2Health News:Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical 3Health News:LiquidAgents Healthcare, LLC Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission 2Health News:UMass Medical School study finds patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease continue poor diets 2Health News:UMass Medical School study finds patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease continue poor diets 3Health News:Examination by National Expert Shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Social Mission Contributions Totaled at Least $391 Million in 2007 2Health News:Examination by National Expert Shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Social Mission Contributions Totaled at Least $391 Million in 2007 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... ASSESS shows   plasma circulating ... viable alternative to tumour biopsy   IGNITE ... advanced NSCLC   AstraZeneca today presented results from ... DNA (ctDNA) testing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation ... cancer (NSCLC) in clinical practice. [ 1 ] ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015  Over the next five years, the ... grow, with ArcView predicting that 14 more states will legalize ... The U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in ... Analysts project the market could grow more than fourfold to ... soften their stance on marijuana. Cannabiz Mobile Inc. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Apr. 16, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "The Corporate Reputation of Pharma ... Edition " report to their offering. ... Perspective, is now in its fourth edition. This ... early 2015). For each annual Corporate Reputation report, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 2"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 3"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 4Cannabiz Mobile Analyst Brief: Next Big Thing by Torus IR Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2The Corporate Reputation of Pharma - The Global Patient Perspective in 2014 2
... WIRE)--May 30, 2007 - INNOVIVE Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (OTCBB: ... a Phase I,trial of INNO-406, an orally ... or,treatment-intolerant chronic myelogenous leukemia, will be,presented at ... Annual,Meeting. The meeting takes place June 1- ...
... from various,clinical studies including a pivotal Phase III trial ... Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets will be presented at the Annual,Meeting ... USA from June 1 - 5, 2007. , On ... be held on June 4, 2007. Starting at around ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Innovive Pharmaceuticals to Present Interim Data from Phase I Study,of INNO-406 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual,Meeting 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: