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It seems that working hard can, in fact, kill you. A new study shows a strong correlation between long working hours and two major health problems: Cardiovascular disease and strokes.

The study, conducted by Mika Kivimaki, a professor of epidemiology at University College London, tracked 600,000 adults in the United States, Europe and Australia over a period of eight years. While Kivimaki does not claim to have proven that hard work is a direct cause of the health problems, but the correlation between the two was significant. Those who worked 55 hours a week or more were 13 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than those who worked standard hours. 

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