Nobody enjoys working overtime, and here is the new best excuse not to: Working overtime linked to higher risk of heart disease.
The European Heart Journal studied 6000 British civil servants and followed them for 11 years. They found that working an extra 3-4 hours a day is associated with increased coronary heart disease. The researchers controlled and adjusted for lifestyle, cardiac risk factors and other factors that would skew the results and still found that people who worked 3-4 extra hours a day had a 60% increase in risk for heart disease.
These results were for both women and men (ages 39-61). Other risk factors like smoking, elevated lipids, diabetes made no difference in the results.
(Found at http://everythinghealth.net/, posted by Dr. Toni Brayer)