Sauna use inversely associated with coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality | 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. Compared to men who used the sauna once weekly, men who used the sauna two to three times per week or four to seven times per were 27 percent or 50 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular-related causes, respectively. These findings held true even when considering age, activity levels, and lifestyle factors that might have influenced the men's health. In this clip, Drs. Rhonda Patrick and Jari Laukkanen discuss findings from a study that identified links between sauna use and lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

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