Remember that old adage about hard work never hurting anybody? Here’s some scientific evidence that says the exact opposite.
Individuals who work an average of 11 or more hours per day have a 67% higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease than people who work a standard seven – or eight-hour work day.
And workers who put in between 10 and 11 hours daily have a 45% higher risk.
These findings come from a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study selected over 7,000 workers with no history of heart disease and followed them for an 11-year period.
Researchers gathered data on hours worked, as well as risk factors such as age, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and diabetes.