Health and Wellness

Women’s Long Work Hours Linked to Rise in Cancer, Heart Disease

Women who put in long hours during their careers may pay a steep price in increased risk for life-threatening illnesses. Get the latest on this worrisome finding.

A university study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that for women who worked on average 60 hours per week or more over three decades, the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble, and arthritis was about triple the risk for other workers. According to Ohio State University professor and lead author Allard Dembe, “People don’t think much about how their early work experiences affect them down the road. Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are setting themselves up for problems later in life.”

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