“Increases in C-reactive protein from childhood to adolescence predict sleep apnea in adolescence.”
“Increased waist circumference correlates with C-reactive protein increases in boys.”

“During adolescence, boys develop more central adiposity than girls.”

“Inflammation mediates the association between waist circumference and apnea severity.”
J.Gaines, et al
Increased inflammation from childhood to adolescence predicts sleep apnea in boys: A preliminary study
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity — Volume 64 — August 2017 — page 259