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The adverse effects of long work hours for women

Must See 04/07/2018

Of course, there some benefits to working long hours, like career development and more money of course! But a new study has shown that women who work extended hours have an increased chance of developing diabetes, compared to those who work less. 

CNN has reported about research published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care journal on July 2nd, and the results will make you rethink those long hours spent at work. 

In 2017 an Australian study discovered that working more than 39 hours per week could have severe effects on your health. 

This study focused mainly on women's working hours which are too long. Over a period of 12 years, researchers looked at 7,065 workers in Canada spilt nearly evenly with males and females. 

Men had no change in the increase of developing diabetes, whereas women surprisingly had an increased chance of developing diabetes.

The study found that women who typically work 45 hours or more per week had a 63% greater risk of developing diabetes than women who worked between 35 and 40 hours per week.

This is most definitely not the first study to suggest that more extended work hours have adverse effects on women's health. An Ohio State University professor found that women who work 60 hours average or higher have three times the risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart issues, and arthritis compared to those who only worked 40 hours.