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Don’t take snoring lightly, it could lead to cancer

If your partner’s snoring is keeping you awake all night, here’s something you need to be more worried about: Loud snoring has many more worrying consequences.

health and fitness Updated: Mar 22, 2016 11:51 IST
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Scientists say that starving the body of oxygen can trigger the development of tumours by promoting the growth of blood vessels that feed them.(Shutterstock)

If your partner’s snoring is keeping you awake all night, here’s something you need to be more worried about: Loud snoring has many more worrying consequences.

Subjecting mice with kidney cancer to reduced oxygen, US and Spanish scientists found evidence that starving the body of oxygen can trigger the development of tumours by promoting the growth of blood vessels that feed them, the Mirror reported.

Read: Women who struggle to sleep or sleep too much have high diabetes risk

Sleep apnoea, in which the walls of the throat relax and block the airways, is already associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Dr Antoni Vilaseca, of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, told a conference in Munich that this indicates that conditions which restrict oxygen may promote cancer.

Read: You will wake up grumpy if you sleep on the right side of bed

A report suggested the findings may explain how a bad night’s sleep might worsen cancer development and why patients, who exercise and get oxygen pumping, through their blood may be more likely to beat cancer.

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