Tseng P-H, Lee P-L, Hsu W-C, Ma Y, Lee Y-C, Chiu H-M, et al. (2017) A Higher Proportion of Metabolic Syndrome in Chinese Subjects with Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Case-Control Study Based on Electrocardiogram-Derived Sleep Analysis. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169394. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169394
To determine the association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Metabolic Syndrome (MS) in a Chinese general population.
SDB was associated with a higher prevalence of MS and its individual components, notably central obesity, in a Chinese general population. Large-scale screening of high risk population with MS to identify subjects with SDB for appropriate management is warranted.
With the ever-increasing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, the CPC-method is simple, low-cost and scalable to be utilized toward efforts to screening high-risk subjects for early detection of SDB and then referral for medical or surgical management to improve SDB-patients health outcomes and prevent cardiovascular complications.