Daylight saving time spurs more heart attacks

The Monday that immediately follows spring time daylight saving time records a 25% increase in heart attacks, a US study has shown. During this time, clocks are turned forward by an hour and the rise in heart attacks seems to indicate that people are “very sensitive to the loss of even one hour’s sleep,” lead author the study, Amneet Sandhu, said. Sandhu also said that it could mean that those who are already vulnerable to heart disease “may be at greater risk right after sudden time changes.” The study was based on a database of hospitals in Michigan.

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