Daylight Saving Time Reduces Overall Heart Attack Risk

November 3, 2008

Swedish researchers have confirmed that daylight saving time in the fall helps reduce the risk of heart attack..Washington (ChattahBox) – Swedish researchers have confirmed that daylight saving time in the fall helps reduce the risk of heart attack.

Researchers were led by Imre Janszky of the Karolinska Institute and Rickard Ljung of the National Board of Health and Welfare.

In the fall, 1.5 billion people are impacted by daylight saving time.

The clocks are turned back, meaning people can get an extra hour of sleep.

This has been found to reduce the risk of heart attack.  Sleep deprivation is tied to an increased risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, etc.

The opposite takes place in the spring when the clocks go forward, and we lose sleep.

The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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