Those who work longer working hours are 35% more likely to suffer a stroke
Those who work 55 hours or more a week, have a 35% higher risk of having a stroke and a 17% higher risk of losing their life due to heart disease compared to those who work between 35 and 40 hours a week.
This emerged from a report published by the World Health Organization , which shows that thousands of people are losing their lives every year due to long working hours.
The report even found that in 2016, 745,000 people died of a stroke or heart disease because they worked 55 hours or more a week. An increase of 29% since 2000.
It was found that the majority of those who lost their lives in 2016 due to working more hours than normal, were aged between 60 and 79. People, who worked 55 hours or more a week between the ages of 45 and 74. 72% of them were men.
The World Health Organization went on to say that it forecast that these numbers were expected to increase due to the pandemic.