that people who spend 11 hours a day in the office are at greater risk of suffering heart disease.
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Research conducted by University College London found that people who spend 11 hours at work as opposed to those working 7 or 8 hours are two thirds more likely to suffer heart problems.  The university described it as "a wake up call" for people who over work themselves.

This research could have implications not only for the individual but also employers as well.  If employers know members of staff are working long hours and that this carries a health risk they have an obligation to assess this risk and ensure that their employees are safe at work.

Claire Howard is a Partner in the Personal Injury team

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