Snorty Pants

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Laura – I used to be a very heavy snorer and for several years suffered from sleep apnea, which I just read can cause cancer. A 2012 study reported that people with sleep apnea have a 4.8 times higher incidence of cancer mortality. Apparently the oxygen deprivation causes angiogenesis (rapid new blood vessel growth), which feeds malignant tumors. Am wondering if that could have contributed to my melanoma. The great news is the Gerson diet has cured my sleep apnea. Now I hardly snore at all. (Lucie – Just the occasional sweet snortle.)

Here’s a New York Times blog on the cancer/sleep apnea link

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