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Too many hours at work could be bad for your heart

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A new study reveals too many hours on the job may raise your risk of heart disease.

Researchers followed more than 7,000 civil service workers with no signs of coronary heart disease for about 12 years.

When they combined information on working hours with the more traditional risk factors like cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking habits, they could more accurately predict which participants would develop heart disease.

In fact, adults who worked an average of 11 or more hours a day had a 67 percent higher risk of heart disease than those who put in seven to eight hours a day.

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