Working longer is more harmful than smoking
New research suggests that working too long can be as harmful as smoking and can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
The study found that among middle-aged office workers, those who work 41 hours per week and who work more than 55 hours per week have poor thinking skills and short-term and long-term memory.
Marina of the Finnish Occupational Health Association?
Dr. Wiltanen led the researchers and began a follow-up survey of 2,214 government officials in 1980. The results were published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.
The survey found that 39% worked less than 40 hours per week, 53% worked between 41 and 55 hours per week, and 8% worked more than 55 hours per week.
Researchers had subjects in their early 50s undergo multiple brain function tests.
Extra brain function tests on inferential ability and vocabulary memory worked longer and had more overtime.
Researchers say the findings suggest that working too long may have a distorting effect on middle-aged people’s cognitive ability, and that cognitive impairment increases the risk of Alzheimer’s.
The researchers also said, “People who work too long have a risk of developing Alzheimer’s that is similar to those who smoke for a reasonable amount of time.
“British people work the longest hours in European countries, with one in eight working more than 48 hours a week.
Carrie, an expert on stress at Lancaster University?
Professor Cooper said, “Ultra-long-term work can make you tired, and if you do this all the time, your brain will function and your health will be affected.
If so, it will affect your job performance.