Friday, February 27, 2009

Long Hours Link To Dementia Risk

(From BBC News)

Long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia, research suggests.

The Finnish-led study was based on analysis of 2,214 middle-aged British civil servants.

It found that those working more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills than those who worked a standard working week.

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY study found hard workers had problems with short-term memory and word recall.

This should say to employers that insisting people work long hours is actually not good for business.

Long Hours Link To Dementia Risk

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