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    Saunas 2-3 times per week associated with 20% lower risk of Alzheimer’s


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    Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:48 pm Email this article

    Men who took saunas 2-3 times per week were 20% less likely to get dementia compared to men who took a sauna once a week according to a Finnish study that followed 2,315 healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline for an average of 21 years.

    This was after adjusting for age, alcohol consumption, body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure, smoking status, Type 2 diabetes, previous heart attack, resting heart rate and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.

    Subjects

    Data from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease study

    The researchers analyzed data is from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 2,315 healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline, with baseline examinations conducted between 1984 and 1989.

    Other benefits of saunas

    Saunas associated with lower risk of death and lower risk of cardiovascular disease

    This research group has also reported that frequent sauna use is associated with a lower risk of death.

    See these articles:

    Sauna use 2-3 times per week associated with 24% lower risk of death over 20 years

    Sauna use 4-7 times per week associated with 40% lower risk of death over 20 years

    Reference

    Laukkanen T, Kunutsor S, Kauhanen J, and Laukkanen JA. Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged Finnish men. Age Ageing, 2016 Dec 07; Epub ahead of print.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Jari A. Laukkanen, MD, PhD
    Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
    University of Eastern Finland
    PO Box 1627
    FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland
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