Working overtime puts extra burden on heart

April 4, 2011 2:25:11 PM PDT
Many people are putting in more overtime to keep up in this economy. But a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that extra workload could be a burden on your heart.

Researchers compared those who worked seven to eight hours a day to those who put in 11 hours or longer. Employees putting in the longer hours had a 67 percent higher risk for developing heart disease.

The research did not include manual laborers so the results may not apply to all employees.

But, the study is a good reason to give some extra thought to those extra hours on the job.

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