Long Hours Put Workers at Risk of Dementia, According to Research into Damage to Brain
By Alastair Jamieson, Telegraph UK
26 Feb 2009
Extreme tiredness and stress could be as bad for the brain as smoking, according to the study.
The report, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found middle-aged workers clocking up more than 55 hours a week have poorer mental skills, including short-term memory and ability to recall words, than those working fewer than 41 hours.
The findings suggest the long-term damage to the brain caused by excessive time at work has been underestimated.
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