Women who devote a lot of time to their careers can later pay for their ambitions with their health, including the development of cancer and heart problems. According to the research results, scientists from Ohio State University came to such conclusions.
According to Science Daily, scientists argue in their findings that working hours for women, 60 hours a week for three decades, leads to the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and arthritis. The risk begins to rise after the workweek begins to exceed 40 hours, and rises sharply after reaching the 50 hour mark. “Especially when women have to do multiple jobs, leading to illness and disability,” added lead study author Professor Allard Dembe. A total of 7, 5 thousand men and women took part in the study, its results were published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
As for the men, according to the study, they turned out to be much stronger. Their only problem, scientists called the development of arthritis. The optimal working time for them, according to the calculations of the authors of the study, is 41-50 hours per week. For women, according to scientists, this is because they are stressed by the imbalance between work and household chores. In addition, previous studies have shown that people who overwork have digestive and sleep problems and are more likely to be victims of work-related injuries.