05 Apr '11, 3am

People who regularly work long hours - more than 11 hours a day - may be increasing their risk of heart disease

People who regularly work long hours - more than 11 hours a day - may be increasing their risk of heart disease

People who regularly work long hours may be increasing their risk of heart disease, British scientists said. -- ST FILE PHOTO LONDON - PEOPLE who regularly work long hours may be significantly increasing their risk of developing heart disease, the world's biggest killer, British scientists said on Monday. Researchers said a long-term study showed that working more than 11 hours a day increased the risk of heart disease by 67 per cent, compared with working a standard 7 to 8 hours a day. They said the findings suggest that information on working hours - used alongside other factors like blood pressure, diabetes and smoking habits - could help doctors work out a patient's risk of heart disease. However, they also said it was not yet clear whether long working hours themselves contribute to heart disease risk, or whether they act as a 'marker' of other factors that can harm h...

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