Association of obesity, sleep apnea and hypothalamic inflammation: Novel possibilities of research

Published: 6 March 2018
Author(s): Vinícius Dokkedal-Silva, José Carlos Fernandes Galduróz, Sergio Tufik, Monica Levy Andersen
Issue: March 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

Sleep apnea and obesity problems are two health concerns that are commonly seen together [1]. Both are increasing trends in the general population worldwide, and when associated, both are capable of also elevate risk of different comorbidities of diverse nature. Alterations in both systems must be assessed with care. The possibility of shared pathways that help worsen sleep apnea and obesity symptoms might provide some interesting leads to better understand the way in which both health problems are connected.