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People who used the sauna 2-3x per week had a 12% reduction in stroke risk and people who used the sauna 4-7x per week reduced their stroke risk by 62% compared to people using it 1x per week.
The data also accounts for other health factors including physical activity, BMI, smoking, SBP, LDL-C, alcohol consumption, type 2 diabetes, use of hypertensive medication, aspirin, and lipid-lowering therapy and more.
To learn more check out my podcast with the senior author of this study, Dr. Laukkanen, who discusses this study and his other studies showing frequent sauna use is associated with a 50% lower heart disease incidence, a 40% lower all-cause mortality, and 65% lower Alzheimer’s disease risk.