Findings published in the journal, Nature Medicine suggests exposure to sunlight can significantly decrease the risk of patients developing cardiovascular problems.
Research authors Dr. Eckle and Holger Eltzchig from the University of Colorado Denver suggests that it has something to do with the circadian rhythm of the body, which is regulated by a certain protein called Period 2. This protein has been found to have a vital role in defending the heart against cardiovascular diseases.
Although researchers suggest more evidence is needed to verify the claim,
"The study suggests that strong light, or even just daylight, might ease the risk of having a heart attack or suffering damage from one," according to Dr. Eckle.