Long Work Days and Your Heart

In another sobering reminder that long work days influence your health, a paper published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that people who worked 11 or more hours a day were 66% more likely to have a heart attack or die of one than those who worked 8 hours. Or course, the paper only demonstrates an association — they’d have to do a different kind of study to prove causality. But 66% is a pretty unsettling number.

NY Times Article / Abstract of Original Article

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One Comment on “Long Work Days and Your Heart”

  1. Loren Says:

    An older study I’ve been living by lists no more than 10 hours a day/50 hours a week leading to the same result. So now I can work longer and still drop dead?


    – lsm

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