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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Beware the killer clocks.


You’re going to die on Monday or Tuesday. If you thought smoking, drinking, obesity, salt, sugar, cars, shipwrecks, asteroids falling on you, were bad. Then think again.

Experts say the move is linked with a ten per cent leap in the risk of having a heart attack come Monday or Tuesday morning.

And what is this grave threat you ask?

I tell you. Don’t FFS put your clocks forward tonight.

“The Monday and Tuesday after moving the clocks ahead one hour in March is associated with a ten percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack," he confirms. "The opposite is true when falling back in October. This risk decreases by about ten percent."

Although clocks move back on a Sunday morning – this year on 25 March – the rate of heart attacks doesn’t peak then because most people have a lie-in and it “doesn’t require an abrupt schedule change”.

But on Monday and Tuesday, when people tend rise earlier to go to work, heart attack risk peaks.

It would seem that you can get funding for anything today.


  1. So on the basis that the time change causes some circadian cycle problems you would have thought that jet travel would be even riskier for heart attacks. Might as well stop all flying because its so dangerous.

  2. SBML

    Considering the time zones I've travelled through at times, I would be dead before takeoff. By their reasoning Einsteins theory of relativity would have been blown out of the water.

  3. I expect they'll tell us next that the March heart attacks are all smokers, and that the October not-heart-attacks are all non-smokers, thus proving that smoking is the root cause of this seasonal anomaly. They will then call for a ban on smoking on the weekend the clocks go forward.


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