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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke, Researchers Say

LOS ANGELES ( — Daylight saving time may not just be a nuisance, but it could have adverse affects on one's health, experts say.

Researchers in Finland say the time change of going forward or back may be linked to a higher risk of stroke.

They found that risk increased within two days of the change, especially for people over 65 and those with cancer.

Daylight saving time was set up more than 60 years ago to help farmers and to lower energy bills.

But Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) is behind a new push to get rid of the time change in California.

He claims recent studies show energy bills have actually gone up, along with car crashes and crime.

Chu introduced a new bill that would keep the state on Pacific Standard Time year-round.

California is expected to spring forward on March 13.

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