Working more than 10 hours a day Can be the Cause of Stroke

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Working more than 10 hours a day Can be the Cause of Stroke

Postby comparepandauk » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 am

Stroke: Are you at risk?
Working more than ten hours a day for at least fifty days a year is associated with a higher risk of stroke than working less, according to a study.

Working more than 10 hours a day for extended periods of time puts you at risk for stroke
The risk of stroke has doubled among those who have been exposed for at least 10 years to prolonged work, according to the study published Thursday.

The risk of strokes or some time sciatica type disease appears to be doubled in those who have been exposed for at least 10 years to prolonged labor, according to a study published Thursday in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

The study on the association between extended working hours and risk of stroke was carried out by a French team at the Raymond-Poincaré Hospital (AP-HP in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine), universities of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Paris-Saclay (Paris region) with Inserm. This work is based on data from the French cohort Constances (on age, sex, working time and smoking or not) that includes 200,000 people aged 18 to 69 consulting centers exams health.

An additional medical interview identified other cardiovascular risk factors and previous stroke or back pain. Those employed part-time and those who had a stroke before having prolonged working hours were excluded from the study.

Of the more than 140,000 patients selected, 0.9% reported a stroke, 29.6% (42,542) prolonged working hours and 10.1% (14,481) prolonged working time for more than ten years, according to the report. Public Assistance of Paris hospitals in a statement.

The concept of extended working hours has been defined as at least ten hours a day for at least 50 days a year.

Long-term working time was associated with a 29% higher risk of stroke in the population concerned than in the working population, according to the AP-HP.

" Being exposed to prolonged working time over a minimum of ten years is strongly correlated with the occurrence of stroke, with a doubled risk in this population compared to that working less ".

The association is more significant in the under 50 years after taking into account the usual risk factors, note the researchers who found no difference between women and men.

The study does not support a causal link. Nevertheless, it shows a " significant association " between the risk of stroke and prolonged working time over a period of ten years or more and confirms the conclusions of a meta-analysis (analysis of a series of studies). , ed.), published in 2015 in the medical journal The Lancet, on the excess risk of stroke related to prolonged work.

The new results can be used for "individual and global prevention", note the authors even if they "will have to be deepened by complementary studies"
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