Study finds risk of heart attacks rise on Christmas Eve


While the holidays can really wreak havoc on our health, a new study from Sweden found the risk of having a heart attack rises nearly 40-percent on Christmas Eve.

The observational study analyzed the timing of 283,000 heart attacks over 15 years.

Researchers found specifically around 10:00 on Christmas Eve is the greatest risk. 

That’s about the time parent’s are hoping kids are asleep so they can finish wrapping gifts. 

Researchers also found mornings before 8:00 a.m. and specifically Monday mornings also have a high risk of heart attack.

They say more research needs to be done to find out what exactly causes the spikes. 

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