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Sleep disorders may be undetected precursors for cardiometabolic disease in U.S. Latinos

Key clinical point: Sleep disorders may represent underrecognized precursor for cardiometabolic disease among Latinos.

Major finding: Sleep-disordered breathing was associated with a 1.54 higher adjusted odds of incident hypertension and 1.33 higher odds of incident diabetes compared with no SDB.

Study details: A prospective study that began with data for 11,623 participants in a large health survey.

Disclosures: Dr. Redline was partially supported by NIH grant R35 HL135818. This study drew from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, which has been supported by contracts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Li X et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug 6. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201912-2330OC.