MADRID, December 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Regular use of the sauna is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) death in men and women 50 years of age or older, according to a Finnish study published in the magazine & BMC Medicine.
In their research, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the Jyväskylä University showed that among people who used a sauce four to seven times a week, there are 2.7 fatal events per 1,000 people per year, compared to 10.1 incidents among those who use the sauce once a week.
"An important finding of this research is that the most common use of the sauna is associated with a lower risk of CVD death in middle and older women, as well as in humans. There are several possible reasons why the use of the Sauna can To reduce the risk of death of CVD. Our research team showed in previous studies that the high use of the sauna is associated with lower pressure, and it is known that the use of the sauna activates an increase in Kora rhythm equal to that observed in physical exercise of low to moderate intensity, "explains one of the authors, Jari Laukkanen.
The study also showed that the incidence (that is, the number of new cases) of CVD mortality also decreases when the time spent in the sauna week increases. For those who spent more than 45 minutes per week in the sauna altogether, the impact was 5.1 per 1,000 people per year, while it was 9.6 for those who spent less than 15 minutes per week in the sauna altogether.
The authors evaluated the use of the sauna through a self-reporting questionnaire and controlled the deaths of cardiovascular causes before hospital and health centers, deadly certificates, as well as medical reports in 1,688 participants in Kuopio (around Finland). . At the beginning of the study, participants had an average of 63 years and 51.4 percent were women. The data for this prospective study was collected between 1998 and 2015 and the average running of the time was 15 years.