Risk of Heart Attack Peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve Due to Stress
A new Swedish study finds that 10 pm on Christmas Eve is the peak time for the risk of having a heart attack, for the senior people and people with the existing issue in particular.
For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from 283,014 cases of heart attack reported to Swedish hospitals between 1998 and 2013. They compared these data with the number of cases outside the holiday periods.
People older than 75 and those with existing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease belong to the category of the highest risk.
One of the researchers, David Erlinge from Lund University in Sweden, comments: “Interestingly, the pattern of increased risk in the morning which dominates the rest of the year was reversed at Christmas, with an increased risk in the evening, indicating that the stress and eating during the day triggered the heart attacks.”
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