Women doing 60 hrs 'triple risk of illness'.
Byline: tony whitfield
WOMEN whose jobs involve regular overtime are raising their risk of life-threatening illnesses, a study says.
Doing 60-hour weeks over three decades triples their risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis.
The danger rises once women start doing more than 40 hours, increasing sharply above 50. Men only had a higher risk of arthritis.
Professor Allard Dembe of Ohio State University, who studied data on 7,500 people, said the disparity may be due to women juggling family life. He added: "They may be setting themselves up for problems later in life."
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