Long working hours is dangerous to human health


14/09/2012

Scientists have shown that if the working day consists of more than eight hours, the chances of developing heart disease over 80%. But whether these are processing our health?

Researchers at the Institute of Occupational Health in Finland analyzed 12 studies from the year 1958 to the present day, which was attended by about 22 thousand people from around the world. The analysis revealed that participants with non-standard work schedule risk of developing cardiovascular disease is 80%.

According to study author Dr. Marianna Virtanen is determined by the duration of the impact of stress on the mental condition of the employee. So among the factors that increase the risk of developing heart disease, there is a lack of exercise and poor diet. Interestingly, this same group of researchers in 2009 proved that the additional working hours can cause senile dementia. This effect in the development of the disease was the result of smoking.

It was found that the average age of the workers who carry out the work for more than 55 hours per week, the brain works worse compared to those performed with only 40 hours. Their brains were tested for intelligence, the ability to memorize words and a short memory.

To date, the majority of Russian companies have switched to irregular working schedule. A well-known billionaire Prokhorov offered to all lawful project to increase the working week to 60 hours.

News prepared by: A. CHirkova


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