Body & Brain

Blood pressure decreases with apnea treatment, vitamins fail to protect against colorectal cancer, and more news from this week’s medical journals

By Nathan Seppa, 15:35 PM October 16, 2012

Treating apnea improves blood pressure
Strapping on a motorized breathing device before hitting the hay does more than relieve the daytime drowsiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea. A new study finds that many people with the breathing disorder who use the machine at night experience a decrease in blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Hines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hines, Ill., analyzed medical records of 221 veterans, average age 63, who be...

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