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Siestas may reduce cardiovascular risk

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Taking a siesta can reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease, especially among working men, according to a Greek study.

Taking a siesta can reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease, especially among working men, according to a Greek study.

Researchers looked at 23,681 Greek men and women aged 20 to 86 over six years. Subjects had no history of heart disease at baseline.

They found that those who took a 30-minute siesta at least three times per week had a 37% lower relative risk of heart-related death than subjects who did not take a siesta.

The authors said: ‘This is an important finding because the siesta habit is common in many parts of the world.’

Archives of Internal Medicine (2007) 167: 296-301

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