A new study conducted by researchers from various academic establishments in several countries, such as the UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Finland, and Sweden, has found there is an association between working longer hours and an increased risk of suffering a stroke.
The study, which pooled data from 25 previous studies of over 600,000 individuals, was funded by several organisations and was published in the medical journal, The Lancet, found that people who worked over 55 hours a week conveyed a 33% increased risk of suffering from a stroke. The link with coronary disease was slightly weaker.
The study also found that subjects from lower socioeconomic groups who worked longer hours showed a significant increase in stroke risk than their counterparts from middle-to-high socioeconomic groups.
This research follows on from a German study that was released last week stating that checking your emails at home can lead to a reduced overall well-being. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the University of Hamburg and was published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, sampled 132 workers and looked at how extended working outside normal hours affected people’s mood the following day.
Unsurprisingly the results found that working outside normal working hours limited a person’s sense of detachment from work, and these factors contributed to the subjects feeling more tired, and less relaxed and content the next day.
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