Sleep apnea linked to higher cancer risk

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May 21, 2012 5:10:20 AM PDT
Getting a good night's sleep could be one of the simplest ways to avoid cancer.

That's according to a pair of new studies of sleep apnea.

Researchers in Spain and at the University of Wisconsin found that people with severe sleep apnea have a nearly five times greater risk of cancer.

They say that treating the condition, even in cancer patients, will increase their odds for survival.

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