Sauna bathing and systemic inflammation

@article{Laukkanen2017SaunaBA,
  title={Sauna bathing and systemic inflammation},
  author={Jari Antero Laukkanen and Tanjaniina Laukkanen},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={33},
  pages={351-353}
}
We aimed to investigate whether frequency of sauna bathing is associated with the levels of serum C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is a leading blood marker of systemic inflammation. The study consisted of 2084 men (42–60 years) without acute or chronic inflammation. A total of 533 (25.6%), 1368 (65.6%), and 183 (8.8%) participants reported having a sauna bath once a week, 2–3 times, and 4–7 times per week; mean serum C-reactive protein levels were 2.41 (standard deviation 2.91), 2.00 (2… Expand
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