In a recently published paper, researchers have outlined that working long hours can significantly increase the risk of heart attack.
In the study carried out by American Heart Association, researchers found out that those who worked long hours for more than 10 years had a 45 percent greater chance of stroke.
In order to find out the correlation between long working hours and chance of stroke, the researchers conducted interviews with over 143,000 individuals aged 18 to 69. Out of the total participants, 29 percent or 42,542 individuals reported that the were working long hours with 10 percent reported working long hours for more than 10 years. According to the study, those who are working longer hours have 29 percent higher chance of stroke. On the other hand, those who are working long hours for more than 10 years have whopping 45 percent higher chance of stroke.
The association between 10 years of long work hours and stroke seemed stronger for people under the age of 50,” said study author Alexis Descatha, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Paris Hospital, Versailles and Angers University and at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm). “This was unexpected. Further research is needed to explore this finding.”