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Long Work Days May Be Bad for Your Health

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Researchers in Europe studied more than 85,000 men and women for a decade who had no prior record of atrial fibrillation, finding that long working hours increased their risk of the condition. After adjusting for a variety of factors (sex, smoking, obesity, socioeconomic status, diabetes, etc.), people who worked more than 55 hours per week experienced a 40 percent elevated risk of atrial fibrillation. For more details, read about the study in the New York Times.