Working Long Hours Could Harm Your Heart

Workaholics who log more than 11 hours a day at their jobs increase their risk of heart disease by 67 percent compared to those who work a standard 7 to 8 hours a day, according to a new British study.

But it's not clear whether it was the time spent on the job that increased the heart disease risk, or whether the long hours acted as a marker of other factors that can harm heart health, like unhealthy eating habits, a lack of exercise or depression, the Daily News reports.

The findings of the study support previous research suggesting that working long hours could affect heart health.

But scientists said people working long hours can still try to keep their total risk down by managing their diets, exercise and blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the News reports.

The study followed nearly 7,100 British workers for 11 years. During the study, 192 participants had heart attacks.

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