It is now official that working for 8 hours a day increases the risk of stroke by 33%. The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run results in an increased risk of stroke. The longer the hours they put in, the higher the risk.
Working over 8 hrs a day raises stroke risk by 33 percent
Scientist for the first time have quantified the number of hours of work that could cause a serious harm. Working for fifty five hours a week could lead to a serious harm rising the risk rate to the optimum of 33%. For the people working for 55 hours or more could be fallen under severe coronary heart disease.
It clearly shows that the longer the people work the higher their chances of stroke.It is also confirmed that working daily from the early in the morning till the night is potentially harmful to health. It is also stated that behavioral mechanisms, such as physical inactivity, might also link long working hours and stroke; a hypothesis supported by evidence of an increased risk of incident stroke in individuals who sit for long periods at work.
This was drawn from the reports based on highest study conducted on this issue involving six lakh individuals across three continents, which was led by scientists in University College London.