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Shift to daylight saving time comes with a few health risks


FARGO — You might want to tread lightly Sunday while “springing forward” into daylight saving time.

The one-hour shift, with its slight alteration of sleep routines, comes with a few risks documented by researchers.

Start with the heart.

A risk of a heart attack increases significantly for the first three weekdays after the transition to daylight saving time, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to