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Daylight Saving Time May Raise Heart Attack Risks

Springing forward might be bad for your health.

A professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says the Monday and Tuesday after changing the clocks could be dangerous.

It's associated with a 10-percent increase in heart attacks.

The professor says it's unclear why that happens, but some experts believe it has to do with sleep deprivation.

By the way, the risk decreases by 10-percent in October, when we fall back.


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