What is the optimal time to stay in the sauna? | Jari Laukkanen

Parent Episode: Dr. Jari Laukkanen on Sauna Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s Disease

The Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, an ongoing prospective population-based cohort study of health outcomes in more than 2,300 middle-aged men from eastern Finland, identified strong, dose-dependent links between sauna use and reduced death and disease. This reduction typically involved dry saunas that were heated to a temperature of approximately 79°C for at least 20 minutes. Spending less time in the sauna did not elicit the same robust effects. In this clip, Dr. Jari Laukkanen discusses the optimal temperature and amount of time for sauna use to obtain the greatest health benefits.

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