Working longer hours is associated with heavier drinking, study finds

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Workers who spend a lot of time on the job are more likely to drink too much alcohol than those who spend less time at work, a new study has found.

The study—an analysis of several other studies—compared those who worked more than 48 hours a week with people working 35 to 40 hours a week, NPR and Medical News Today report.

People who worked 49 to 54 hours a week were 13 percent more likely to engage in risky drinking, while those working at least 55 hours a week were 12 percent more likely to engage in risky drinking, according to Medical News Today.

Risky alcohol use was defined as more than 14 drinks per week for women and more than 21 drinks for men.

The study by Finnish researchers was published in the BMJ.

Hat tip to @JuriSense.

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