|Written by HealthDay News |
Two analyses reported in The Lancet reveal that people who work long hours are putting their cardiovascular health at risk. One analysis found those who work at least 55 hours a week have a 13% greater risk of developing heart disease than those who work standard schedules. The other data set showed those who worked at least 55 hours a week were one-third more likely to experience a stroke, while those who worked 41 to 48 hours had 10% higher risk of stroke. Dr. Paul Wright of North Shore University Hospital acknowledged that reducing work hours is often not possible, so he urged people to focus on modifiable risk factors, such as eating well and exercising.