BioClock PhD candidate Gali Albalak and her team at the Leiden University Medical Centre have published a new study which shows that the time of preferred exercise is associated with the risk for cardiovascular health problems, as well as the risk for stroke. People who prefer to exercise in the morning showed a 16% reduced risk for a heart attack and 17% reduced risk for stroke. They have used the UK biobank and included 85.000 participants for their analysis and published the full paper in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Investigating the causal link between timing of exercise and health is the next step in their BioClock project.
The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).