Christmas Eve is riskiest time for heart attack, study claims
| Fox News – Researchers are warning that Christmas Eve is actually one of the most dangerous times of year for your heart.
According to Sweden’s Lund University, a person’s risk for heart attack reaches its peak at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24.
“The peak is very pronounced exactly on Christmas Eve and the following two days, so, I think it is something specific for the way we celebrate these holidays,” cardiologist David Erling told The Telegraph.
“Emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief and stress increases the risk of a heart attack,” Erling told The Telegraph.
“Excessive food intake, alcohol, long distance traveling may also increase the risk.”
The risk was also heightened on New Year’s Eve and at 8 a.m. on Monday mornings, with the highest risk found in people over age 75 and those with existing heart conditions or diabetes.
The study found no increased risk during sports events or Easter. New CDC Rule on “Life-Threatening” Christmas Cookies