Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged Finnish men

Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged Finnish men | Age and Ageing | Oxford Academic

Backgroundthere are no previous studies linking repeated heat exposure of sauna and the risk of memory diseases. We aimed to investigate whether frequency of sauna bathing is associated with risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.Settingprospective population-based study.Methodsthe frequency of sauna bathing was assessed at baseline in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 2,315 apparently healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline, with baseline examinations conducted between 1984 and 1989.

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