Study links shoveling to increase in heart attacks
Posted February 13
A heavy snowfall, like the one blanketing New England this week, is linked to a higher risk of a heart attack.
A new Canadian study looked at hospital admissions and weather data over a 30-year period.
Researchers found a significant increase in heart attacks after a major snowstorm, especially among men.
They say shoveling is to blame because it can be very taxing on a weak heart. People in poor health may want to leave the shoveling to someone else.