Daylight Saving Time Found To Increase Heart Attack Risk

October 30, 2008

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that time changes associated with daylight saving time increase the risk of heart attack..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that time changes associated with daylight saving time increase the risk of heart attack.

Twice each year during daylight saving time, the clocks either go an hour ahead, or an hour behind.

Researchers have found that the hour change has a major impact on many people.

Researchers were led by Imre Janszky of the Karolinska Institute and Rickard Ljung of the National Board of Health and Welfare in Stockhold, and found that the increased risk is present and very real.

It is likely caused by sleep deprivation, and has been found to impact those 65 and older the most.

A lack of sleep can put great stress on the heart, causing higher blood pressure, and heart attacks overall.


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