Context: Carboxymethyl-lysine (CML) results from oxidative stress and has been linked to cardiovascular disease. Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)–a source of oxidative stress–and CML. Materials and methods: About 1002 participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) were studied. Results: Women with SDB had significantly higher CML concentration compared with those without SDB (OR = 1.63, 95%CI = 1.03–2.58, p = 0.04). The association was not significant among men. Discussion: SDB was associated with CML concentration among elderly women but not men in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Conclusion: Accumulation of CML may be an adverse health consequence of SDB.
- advanced glycation end-product
- Apnea–Hypopnea Index
- oxidative stress
- sleep-disordered breathing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis