Daylight saving time can increase risk for heart attack

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As we head into Daylight saving time on Sunday, we’ll lose an hour of sleep.

But springing forward an hour not only affects productivity, but our health as well.

Research shows that as our bodies adjust to the new schedule, the risk for a heart attack and stroke goes up in the first two days after daylight saving.

Saturday morning, KXAN’s Erin Cargile sat down with Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist with the Seton Heart Institute to discuss the impact daylight saving time has on your health.

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