Time change raises heart attack risk

FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:

Daylight Saving Time resumes next Sunday morning. We’ll all lose an hour’s sleep, but it could be worse. Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say the time shift comes with a 10 percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack Monday or Tuesday. Blame lost sleep, and jolts to your “inner clock” and immune system.

They recommend waking 30 minutes earlier Saturday and Sunday than you must Monday to Friday; a good breakfast, sunshine and exercise.

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