Long working hours 'linked to stroke risk'

People who did long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, researchers suggest.

According to a report on the BBC website, working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.

The researchers, from Angers University and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, looked at data on age, smoking and working hours from a population study of more than 143,000 adults.

Just under a third worked long hours, with 10% working long hours for 10 years or more. Overall, 1,224 had had a stroke.

See the complete BBC report here.