Is there a link between daylight saving time and stroke?

Written by Ellen Clarke

A new preliminary study has revealed that daylight saving time may temporarily increase risk of ischemic stroke. The results of the study are due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting (15 – 21 April, Vancouver, Canada). Ischemic stroke, which accounts for 87% of all strokes, occurs as a result of a clot blocking blood flow to the brain. “Previous studies have shown that disruptions in a person’s circadian rhythm, also called an internal body clock, increase the risk of ischemic stroke, so we wanted to find out if daylight saving time was putting people...

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