Working too much is bad for your health

These medical studies are often funny because they state the obvious and seem to have costed a bundle. This being said, proving the obvious can be hard sometimes. Ever tried to prove that a closed loop has an inside and an outside? Camille Jordan thought it was easy and he made the textbooks by proving it!

With this renewed interest in the obvious, consider what I found in a recent research report:

Those who routinely put in overtime or work a long day are thought to be at heightened risk for a variety of ailments, including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, diabetes, chronic infections, general health complaints, and even death, write the researchers.

Daniel Lemire, "Working too much is bad for your health," in Daniel Lemire's blog, August 18, 2005.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).