Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease in middle-aged Finnish men

07 Dec 2016Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor Kunutsor, Jussi Kauhanen and Jari Antero Laukkanen

in this male population, moderate to high frequency of sauna bathing was associated with lowered risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Cohort Study
2 effects
20.7 years
2315 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Dementia Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-50.0%

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-20.0%