Elevated Stroke Risk and Long Working Hours (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary

Working long hours appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke, but the reasons behind this link remain uncertain.

Working up to 48 hours per week increases stroke risk by 10%; working up to 54 hours per week increases stroke risk by 27%; and working over 55 hours per week increases stroke risk by 33% (compared with a standard 35-40 hour week).

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Reference

Gallagher, J. (2015). Stroke ‘more likely’ with long hours. London: BBC Health News, August 20th 2015.

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Reference

Kivimäki, M. Jokela, M. [and] Nyberg, ST. [et al] (2015). Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603 838 individuals. Lancet. August 19th 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

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