Too Much Work Can Equal Too Much Alcohol

January 19, 2015 3:18 PM

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All work and no play can turn you into an alcoholic. That’s according to a new study published in The BMJ. Workers that try to reduce the stress of the workweek with alcohol are setting themselves up for health problems in both the near-term and long-term.

The quantitative study looked at 333,693 people across 61 studies in 14 countries. People that worked 48 hours or more a week were 13 percent more likely to engage in risky drinking than people clocking in for 35 to 40 hours a week.

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