I always discuss with my patients the importance of weight loss in their overall health and specifically their #sleep . Here's data out of Dr. Richard Schwab's group in UPenn explaining how weight loss leads to drop in the fat content of the tongue, and how this in turn relates to improvement in the index and severity of #sleepapnea . Every pound counts and even more the reason to loose #weight CLICK PHOTO FOR LINK TO ARTICLE #weightloss #sleephealth #health #healthcare
Compelling data published just published in the AAN Journal that losing sleep, even for one night, in young adult men leads to accumulation of tau protein in the blood and brain. A previous study in 2017 showed the sleep deprivation led to excessive levels of beta amyloid. The combination of these abnormal proteins (tau and beta amyloid) in the brain will lead to eventual nerve cell death the mainstay of Alzheimer's Disease.
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