A new study shows
that men who consume above-average amounts of alcohol
are more prone to have sleep-related breathing disorders.
The study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
focused on 775 men and 645 women who were evaluated
for alcohol consumption and a sleep-related breathing
disorders. The research revealed that men who consumed more
alcohol had 25 percent greater odds of a mild or worse
minimal or moderate alcohol consumption did not
significantly increase the risk of a breathing
disorder. According to Paul E. Peppard, PhD, who
authored the study, this may be because of the limited range
of alcohol consumption reported by the women studied.
It may also be because of women's possible
resistance to threats of sleep-related breathing
instability. (The Advocate)