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Medical News & Perspectives
October 27, 2015

Working Late, Courting Stroke

JAMA. 2015;314(16):1679-1680. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12245

When Jeb Bush told a crowd in New Hampshire this past summer that people in the United States need to “work longer hours,” presumably he didn’t know that working longer hours is associated with a higher risk of strokes. According to a recent review and meta-analysis in The Lancet, if people take his advice to heart and start working more than 55 hours a week, their stroke risk will climb (Kivimäki M et al. Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60295-1 [published online August 19, 2015]).

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