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At about 1:55 in this podcast Dr Peter Attia talks about just that. Dr. Peter Attia on Longevity Drugs, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the 3 Most Important Levers to Pull (#517)
Thanks. The site even had a transcript of it.
I checked it out. I'm not a native speaker but I got the impression that he's starting to believe more in the health effects of sauna? Or was it the opposite?
There were a couple of things I'd like to correct:
-there really is no sauna lobby. The sauna is incredibly popular, and they're almost everywhere. It's researched because of the popularity and because of the effects. There is no big sauna business to market.
-regarding the population of sauna users being in a different demographic in the Finnish studies is also mistaken. As the saunas really are popular and everywhere, they're by no means an upper class thing.
If you don't believe they're everywhere...: There's over three million saunas in Finland, and our population is just over five. There's practically a sauna for every enthusiast. Almost every new house or apartment being built gets one, apart from the smallest studios.