In a new study from the Radiological Society of America, researchers looked at the hearts of more than 4000 healthy people by MRI.
They then asked the group to report if they suffer from snoring. It is known that severe snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea, can cause heart dysfunction.
But these results showed that there is actually a physical change in the heart that can occur, namely an increased mass or heaviness of the left ventricle – the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body.
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Having a large ventricle can affect the strength and efficiency of your heart.
The results also showed a difference among genders, with females affected more than men.
While more research needs to be done, this may open up new ways to battle heart disease.