Long work hours may increase heart disease risk, study says

04/4/2011 | Reuters

Data on about 7,100 British workers indicate that those who worked more than 11 hours per day were 67% more likely to suffer heart disease compared with those who worked seven to eight hours per day. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that providers could use work hours to help gauge a patient's risk of heart disease, along with other indicators such as diabetes and smoking.

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