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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   OCTOBER 2014 , Volume 43 , Number 10; Page(s) 1454 To 1455.
 
Paper: 

ADHERENCE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET IN RELATION TO OBESITY INDICES BEFORE AND AFTER A WEIGHT REDUCTION PROGRAM IN OSAS PATIENTS (LETTER TO THE EDITOR)

 
 
Author(s):  PAPANDREOU CHRISTOPHER*, HATZIS CHRISTOS M.
 
* DEPT. OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS, TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE, SITIA, CRETE, GREECE
 
Abstract: 

Dear Editor-in-Chief: Obesity is considered as the most important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). It has been estimated that 60-90% of all patients with OSAS are obese (1) and that weight reduction is a very effective modality in these patients.
The role of the adherence to Mediterranean diet(MD) in the primary prevention of obesity has been reported (2). The greater adherence to the MD could play a role in the prevention of OSAS via an effect on obesity indices. Considering this, the present study aimed to examine the association of MD with obesity indices before and after a weight reduction program in OSAS patients...

 
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