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Long Work Hours Associated with Stroke Risk

Adults who put in long work hours face increased risk for stroke.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 600,000 adults free of coronary heart disease, and almost 530,000 free of stroke at baseline. They found those working 55 hours or more week had a 33% increased risk of stroke. Risk for heart disease increased by 13%. This data came from 25 prospective studies followed for 7-8 years.

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