Another Reason to Love Summer: Fewer Heart Attacks
People have fewer heart attacks on weekends and in the summer, and more on Mondays and winter holidays, according to a Swedish study published in the American Heart Journal.
Using data from the national registry SWEDEHEART, researchers looked at the timing of more than 156,000 heart attacks that occurred between 2006 and 2013. Their goal was to see if daily heart attack incidence went up or down during time periods characterized by high and low levels of stress in Western societies. They found a significant link between work-life stress and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), but not a cause-and-effect connection.