[Sauna-goers Live Longer!]

Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Oct 21;11(491):1978-80.
[Article in German]


Sudden cardiac death (SCD) and death from cardiovascular disease are the most frequent causes of death in the general population. A new Finnish long-term study demonstrates that regular sauna bathing significantly reduces cardiovascular mortality - the more frequent and longer the more the benefit. This new insight creates new opportunities for primary prevention of SCD and cardiovascular death.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control*
  • Finland
  • Humans
  • Primary Prevention / methods*
  • Steam Bath*