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People Who Are Overworked in Lower-Tier Jobs Experience Stress, Depression and Other Health Problems

Working in Office CubicleIf you’re thinking about clocking a few extra hours at work, you may want to think twice. It could raise your risk for diabetes.

A new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that long working hours raises the risk of diabetes because it exacerbates its risk factors—stress, sleep disturbances, depression, and poor eating habits, to name a few.

Researchers looked at data from 19 studies involving more than 220,000 men and women in several countries and found that workers of lower socioeconomic status (manual workers) who worked more than 55 hours a week saw the risk for diabetes increase by 30% compared to those who worked 35-40 hours per week.

However, they found that this was not the case among those who were of a higher socioeconomic status.

Job stress can most definitely affect your health and diabetes risk. It can even influence daily habits, including your diet and exercise levels. Find out if you are on the road to diabetes by checking your sugar levels today!

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