Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease
The ad, which is for a snoring company that sells nasal sprays and pills, shows an American soldier and a Muslim woman. The company said their products keep marriages together. A company spokesman said theyre hoping to inspire conversation and get people to think beyond stereotypes. The company plans to roll out more billboards in 20 cities including Houston. Print
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New research conducted by otolaryngologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroitfinds that snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking, being overweight, or high cholesterol. According to research by Robert Deeb, MD and Karen Yaremchuk, MD, snoring can reveal damage to the carotid arteries the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. The study which has been submitted to the journal The Laryngoscope, will be presentedin Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday at the 2013 Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society . The researchers looked at the carotid arteries in snorers and found increased thickening of the artery walls, indicating damage already setting in. The researchers suggested that the damage could be due to the trauma and inflammation caused by the vibrations of snoring.
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