Your daily routine could be increasing your chances of having a stroke. Here’s one big thing to change

Research finds one lifestyle factor makes a difference to your stroke risk

Do you work overtime? You might be making gains in your career, but a study has found you could be putting your health at risk.

Working just an extra hour or two a day can increase your chances of having a stroke, scientists from University College London discovered when looking at data from 500,000 men and women from the US, Europe and Australia.

Those working 41 to 48 hours a week had a 10% increase in risk of a stroke, compared with those working 35-40 hours.

The risk increased as the hours mounted up, the researchers found, as those who worked 49 to 54 hours a week upped the risk by 27% and working more than that saw an increase of a third.


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