08 Aug '11, 5am

People who work longer hours can be up to 3 times more at risk of alcohol problems: Study

People who work longer hours can be up to 3 times more at risk of alcohol problems: Study

Data from more than 1,000 participants at ages 25 and 30 showed a significant association between longer working hours and alcohol- related problems. -- PHOTO: AFP WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A NEW Zealand study has found that people who work at least 50 hours a week can be up to three times more at risk of alcohol problems than people who work fewer hours. The study, conducted by the University of Otago, used data that followed more than 1,000 people born in Christchurch in 1977 through to age 30. Study leader Dr Sheree Gibb said it aimed to examine whether working hours were related to alcohol problems in early adulthood. Data from more than 1,000 participants at ages 25 and 30 showed a significant association between longer working hours and alcohol- related problems.

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