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STUDY. Long working hours harm women but protect men

Women working long hours overtime are more vulnerable to health problems than men, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from The Ohio State University.

According to scientists, a constant schedule of 60 hours per week triples the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart diseases and arthritis.

In the case of women, even 10 extra hours of work per week significantly increase the risk of aforementioned diseases.

In the case of men, though, things seem to be different. It seems that they become healthier when they work more, according to the specialists from The Ohio State University.

This can be explained by the fact that most times, women ”have to juggle multiple roles” and are thus facing more pressure both at home and at work.

According to the cited study, men that work overtime have higher incidence of arthritis, yet this is not the case for other chronic diseases.

The men working between 41 and 50 hours per week have lower risk of developing a cardiac or lung disease or depression than those working 40 hours per week.

Diane Stinsow