Does warmer weather cause more cardiovascular issues in men?

With summer just around the corner (83 days and counting), most of us can’t wait for temperatures to rise. Although warmer weather can ease joint pain, boost our moods, and make exercising outdoors more inviting, a recent study in the British Medical Journal’s BMJOpen highlights that warmer weather could cause an increased health risk for men. 

But why? Well, warmer than usual summer nights have been shown to increase the number of cardiovascular deaths in men in their early 60s. 

Although there has been loads of research into a growing number of CVD-related deaths in summer, this is the first study to break data down by age. Interestingly, the research shows that women of the same age are not similarly affected.