Long-term night #shift work is associated with the risk of atrial #fibrillation and #coronary heart disease

The aim of this study was to test whether current and past night shift work was associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and whether this association was modified by genetic vulnerability. Its associations with coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and heart failure (HF) were measured as a secondary aim. Methods and resultsThis cohort study included …

Continue reading Long-term night #shift work is associated with the risk of atrial #fibrillation and #coronary heart disease

#Metabolic responses to polychromatic #LED and #OLED light at night

Light exposure at night has various implications for human health, but little is known about its effects on energy metabolism during subsequent sleep. We investigated the effects of polychromatic white light using conventional light-emitting diodes (LED) and an alternative light source, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), producing reduced spectral content in the short wavelength of blue …

Continue reading #Metabolic responses to polychromatic #LED and #OLED light at night

Bedtime hypertension treatment improves #cardiovascular risk reduction: the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial

In this multicentre, controlled, prospective endpoint trial, 19 084 hypertensive patients (10 614 men/8470 women, 60.5 ± 13.7 years of age) were assigned (1:1) to ingest the entire daily dose of ≥1 hypertension medications at bedtime (n = 9552) or all of them upon awakening (n = 9532) ..Patients of the bedtime, compared with the upon-waking, treatment-time regimen showed significantly lower hazard …

Continue reading Bedtime hypertension treatment improves #cardiovascular risk reduction: the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial