Research results of 10 years investigating the possibility of long-term labor to develop heart disease


As a result of long-term research over 10 years covering about 85,000 people, it turns out that those who work more than 55 hours a week are more likely to develop heart diseases such as atrial fibrillation.

Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation: a multi-cohort study | European Heart Journal | Oxford Academic

Long working days can cause heart problems, study says | Science | The Guardian

A comparative study led by Professor Mika Kibimaki of University College London Epidemiology Department was published in the journal European Heart Journal. Mr. Kibimaki gathered 85,594 healthy middle-aged men and women from the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Finland and analyzed their working forms. Participants were grouped according to working hours, and groups with working hours of 35 to 40 hours per week were designated as control groups.

During the 10-year follow-up, 12.4 people per 1,000 people developed atrial fibrillation in this control group, while 17.6 people per 1,000 people developed atrial fibrillation among those working more than 55 hours per week , Slightly higher than average trend appeared.

It was also found that the group of long hours workers had more body weight, blood pressure, smoking amount, and alcohol consumption than the average. In consideration of these factors, the research team concludes that long hours work is linked to atrial fibrillation. However, Mr. Kibi Maki says, "The possibility of a healthy person suffering from atrial fibrillation is very low, but the risk of long-term workers is only 1.4 times that risk, not a big change," doing.

ByMysha Islam

In this research, we asked participants only "working hours", so we have not tracked how the participants worked in 10 years. Therefore, data such as "Which job category is most likely to be atrial fibrillation" is not taken.

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