Weighty Impact of Working Mothers

Researchers investigating the links between a preschooler’s weight and their mother’s work schedule found sleep was a primary factor for weight regulation. Children of full time working mothers slept less and had higher BMI’s than children whose mothers worked less than 20 hrs/week. Children’s sleep patterns may mirror mom’s by staying up later for quality…

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Depression Risks Increase with Long Work Hours

European researchers have found the risk of depression more than doubled (OR=2.43, P=0.26) for British civil servants who worked more than 11 hours per day compared with those working 7-8 hours. When data was adjusted for factors like job strain and social support the risk still persisted. Interestingly, the greatest significance was seen when adjusted for…

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Long Work Hours=Higher Heart Disease Risk

Examining a group of some 7000 low-risk British civil servants, researchers found that long work hours make the risk of heart disease higher. After adjusting for their Framingham risk score, those who worked 11 or more hours per day had a 67% increased risk for coronary disease compared to those who worked the normal 7-8 hours.…

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Working Too Much is Bad for Your Heart!

After following 6000 British male and female civil servants who were free of coronary heart disease (CHD) at the beginning of the study for about 11 years, investigators report that those who worked 3-4 extra hours per day faced a 60% increase in risk of heart disease, compared to those who didn't work any overtime.…

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