Working long hours in low socioeconomic status jobs 'increases diabetes risk'

September 25, 2014 7:05 AM

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Working long hours in low socioeconomic status jobs 'increases diabetes risk'

Long working hours have previously been associated with poor health outcomes. A study recently reported by Medical News Today, for example, found a higher risk of coronary heart disease among people who work more than 60 hours a week.

The researchers of this latest study, led by Mika Kivimäki, professor of epidemiology at University College London in the UK, notes that past studies have also linked long working hours to stress, unhealthy lifestyles, depressive symptoms and disturbed sleep, which they say are factors that can cont...

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