"Looking at over a decade of stroke data, we saw a temporary increase in stroke incidence after daylight saving time transitions," Ruuskanen told CBS News. "Although from an individual point of view, this small increase in stroke risk we see in a population level is probably not a major issue, the study emphasizes the importance of sleep disturbances as a risk factor for stroke."
There was no difference in stroke risk after two days.
This year, clocks will "spring forward" for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13.I can't believe that changing clocks are causing strokes. It has to be something else. The research doesn't isolate a cause, just an interesting possible correlation.
Still, let this be a reminder about engaging in stroke prevention - just follow this link to more about that.