Long work hours escalates AF danger

Working long hours increases the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, British research shows.

Scientists compared people who work 35 to 40 hours a week with hard grafters who labour for 55 hours or more.

Over 10 years, the harder workers were 40% more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation.

Statistical analysis showed that for every 1000 participants, an extra 5.2 cases of AF occurred among those working long hours.

Adjustment for potential confounding factors, such as obesity, risky alcohol use and high blood pressure,