A long-term study of Europeans, Americans, and Australians points to higher risk for heart attack and stroke for those who work 55 hours a week or more.

Heart-ly Worth It

We’ve all heard the stress is tough on our hearts. Researchers weren’t that surprised to discover that overworking could bring on cardiac problems. They were surprised, however, to see the increase in possibility of stroke.

The Long And Short Of It

The interesting findings about the stroke-risk is that it increased across-the-board with the increase in hours-worked. No other factors played a part in these determinations such as: gender, race, age, or economic status.

Although this study seems conclusive, there were certain other considerations that were not implicated such as the participants’ family health history, cholesterol, or blood pressure, according to one medical expert.