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Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks: study
Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT by don-o

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday.

By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour's sleep.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: dst
I KNEW it! "Savings" time is deadly.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

deadly perhaps,,,a PITA absolutely!


2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

PITA?


3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:58:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The research is clearly flawed. We all know heart attacks are caused by global warming.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:58:43 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: don-o

“Pain In The Keister”


5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:59:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Stop Anthropogenic Global Heart Attacks NOW....


6 posted on 03/29/2014 8:01:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: don-o

as in pain in the arse.

the daylights “saved” for the early evening....is stolen for the daylight of the early morning hours.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: don-o

Yes, it’s a well known fact that getting up one hour earlier will kill you.I wonder if going to bed an hour later would have the same effect.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: don-o

It is totally unnecessary and arbitrary exercise of government power.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 8:09:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The research is clearly flawed. We all know heart attacks are caused by global warming.

You know, that's funny. (Of course the less funny thing is one could likely apply for a 3-year grant to study that very topic.)

10 posted on 03/29/2014 8:13:04 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: don-o

Been doing this crap for nearly 5 decades. Didn’t have to start until I was in my thirties.

I really didn’t do well at first. So I tried something back in the late 60’s and it’s worked for me ever since. I rolled my alarm back 10 minutes each of the 6 weeks before that magic fascist government date. Then I would go to bed 10 minutes earlier.

By the time I hit the stupid Spring day, I’m already there.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: don-o
I believe the following related subject may have come up before, but mornings are generally recognized as a critical time when heart attacks/strokes may occur. This raises an issue of when someone should take meds for blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke prevention. Many take their meds in the morning. My personal, non-expert medical observation is that such medicine should be taken in the evening before retiring so the medication is present and active when one wakes up.
12 posted on 03/29/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: BenLurkin

Instituted by FDR, America’s favorite socialist.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: don-o
The real killer is Obamacare.
14 posted on 03/29/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: don-o

East to west jet lag can’t be good, then.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: don-o

I dunno. All 3 of my Dad’s heart attacks occurred during EST as did my cardiac arrest in 2008.

More unsubstantiated hogwash from the junk science community?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 8:52:35 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: don-o
While it is nice to have an hour of longer daylight in the evenings during the summer, I fail to see how daylight savings time saves any energy or serves any other useful purpose. When first proposed by Ben Franklin, daylight savings time might have made sense when candles were the main source of illumination. However, in modern buildings with sophisticated energy management systems and many businesses operating 24 hours a day that extra hour of daylight in my mind doesn't mean any energy savings. Even in homes the only difference in electricity use might be not turning on lights so early, but that is minuscule compared to running the air conditioner, refrigerators etc. that operate without respect to daylight.
17 posted on 03/29/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: don-o

Everybody drive/fly to Arizona on the time change day, problem solved.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: don-o

The federal government doesn’t care how many people die with heart attacks and in accidents as a result of daylight savings time as long as the lobbyists for the Restaurant Association and the golf courses are happy.

Having small children waiting for school buses in the dark almost year round should be labeled “child abuse.” But as long as the golfers are happy, it’s fine.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: iontheball

My MD says that most daily medicine should be taken in the evening before retiring so the medication is absorbed while the body is at rest.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 11:42:25 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: don-o

100% are caused by the sun rising each day.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 12:32:10 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: don-o
Not being a statistician (I can barely do simple addition) I must ask....does this mean that there are 25% more heart attacks on this *particular *Monday than on the other 51?
22 posted on 03/29/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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