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Are Saunas Good for Your Brain?

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  • Men who used a sauna four to seven times a week had a 66 percent lower risk for dementia, and a 65 percent lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease, compared to men who used the sauna once a week
  • Sauna use may boost brain health by lowering inflammation and blood pressure, improving vascular function and enhancing relaxation and well-being

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., many Americans use a sauna only occasionally, perhaps while at the gym or on vacation — if at all. In Finland, in contrast, 99 percent of Finns take at least one sauna a week, and some far more often than that.


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