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Dr. Gibson’s blogpost highlights two recent findings from the Whitehall II Study published in the¬†American Journal of Epidemiology finding that long working hours in midlife are associated with decreasing ¬†cognitive function and possibly dementia. It’s a short, interesting read that also discusses some of the limitations of the study.

Earlier studies from the Whitehall Study group and related evaluations reported that long working hours are associated with cardiovascular and immunologic disorders, reduced sleep quality and duration, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and overall adverse health outcomes. Data examining the association between work hours and cognitive function is scarce, but the current study attempted to evaluate the link, since risk factors in midlife are important predictors of dementia in late life.

Dementia Explained


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