Working long hours may increase heart disease risk in unfit men

09/7/2010 | Bloomberg

Men who fail to exercise a proper amount and work an average of up to five hours of overtime a week are at a 59% higher risk for cardiovascular disease compared with those who work fewer hours, a Danish study showed. Researchers found that the risk was reduced with moderate fitness of at least three hours a week that include lifestyle changes and physical activities such as running, digging or shoveling, and engaging in sports.

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