Researchers of a new study state that people who snore are at an increased risk of developing chronic bronchitis.
They state that the more times per week that a person snores, the more likely they are of developing the condition, that is usually reserved for smokers, or people who breathe in polluted air.
According to Inkyung Baik of Korea University Ansan Hospital in South Korea, why people who snore are at an increased risk of bronchitis is not known, but what is known is that there is a definite link.
For their study the researchers analyzed 4,270 men and women between 2001 and 2006. Out of that group, 313 were diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.
“We collected information on snoring at baseline and identified incident cases of chronic bronchitis during a four-year follow-up period,” Baik’s team wrote.
“Our findings provide support for the hypothesis that snoring is associated with chronic bronchitis,” the researchers wrote.
Their study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.