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Overworked? Your Heart May Suffer the Most

BY March 15, 2016


Might be a good idea to cut out of work early today.

A new study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at nearly 2,000 people and their workload. It found that the risk for cardiovascular disease slowly rose the more hours people worked. For example, those who worked 55 hours or more per week on average had a 16 percent higher risk than those who worked only 45 hours per week. Of course, the study didn’t prove a causation, just an association between long hours and health risks. Perhaps that’ll be good enough for your boss to let you take a half-day.

Stressful work isn’t the only factor that could tie into a risk for heart disease. Weight, exercise and smoking are key factors in maintaining a healthy heart. Read more here. 


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