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Regular use of the sauna reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people aged 50 years and older. To such conclusion scientists of the University of Eastern Finland and the University Jyuvyaskyulya, according to a press release MedicalXpress.
In research took part in 1688, whose average age reached 63 years. Volunteers living in the vicinity of the city, Kuopo (Finland), completed questionnaires in which they indicated how often they had visited a sauna. Mortality from cardiovascular disease was established according to the data provided by the hospitals and health centers. The average follow-up period was 15 years.
It turned out that mortality from cardiovascular disease among those who often used the sauna (4-7 times a week), was 2.7 per thousand person-years. The same figure among those who went to the sauna no more than once per week, reached 10.1 per thousand person-years. In addition, people who have been in the sauna for more than 45 minutes per week, the mortality rate was 5.1 per thousand person years, while those who are less than 15 minutes and 9.6 per thousand person-years. According to scientists, this is because steam and the high temperatures help to reduce blood pressure.
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