Working more than 10 hours a day for at least 50 days per year could increase the risk of having a stroke, especially if those hours are worked for 10 years or more. This is the finding from researchers at Raymond-Poincaré Hospital, Angers University and at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm).
The researchers obtained their result by reviewing data from CONSTANCES, a French population-based study group started in 2012.
“The association between 10 years of long work hours and stroke seemed stronger for people under the age of 50,” said study leader Alexis Descatha. “This was unexpected. Further research is needed to explore this finding.”
The research is published in Stroke.
Read the research paper: Association Between Reported Long Working Hours and History of Stroke in the CONSTANCES Cohort, Marc Fadel et al., Stroke 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.025454
Read the news story from the American Heart Association.