Scientists have discovered how dangerous snoring in children

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Professionals Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University medical center, Harvard medical school, found a link between children snoring and progressive obesity, and behavioral problems in adolescence. The study is published in the portal RealClearScience.

Overweight is closely associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that is often accompanied by loud snoring. OSA increases the likelihood of obesity and related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists of the medical center followed-up on, how are snoring and obesity in 1100 children, observations were conducted from birth to adolescence. In the end, the team under the guidance of an endocrinologist Christos S. Mantzoros there is a correlation between snoring and weight: the development of one of the deviations leads to the second.

According to scholar, overweight and snoring in children create a «vicious metabolic circle.»

In addition, the study showed that children suffering from OSA, are more likely to experience behavioral problems in adolescence.

Experts also found that it is crucial to overcome this «vicious circle» has a targeted weight reduction and appropriate treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. It can prevent chronic disease in a child in the future.