Doctors warned: one 10-hour workday ups stroke risk

Findings could be relevant to Australian doctors, who work more than 50 hours a week

Working just one 10-hour day weekly raises the chance of stroke by almost a third, say French researchers, who point out many health workers would be in the risky category.

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Those who worked long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, with long hours defined as working 10 hours or longer for more than 50 days a year.

Lead author Professor Alexis Descatha, a specialist in occupational health and a researcher at Paris Hospital, Versailles, said healthcare workers could be among those at risk.