A recent report reveals strong connection between usage of alcohol and long working hours. It uncovers that long working hours is directly associated with the high consumption of alcohol.
The study clears out all the misconception that long office working hours will turn people in heavy drinkers. Astonishingly, researchers discovered that no matter you are a home-based worker or office employee, more than 48 hours of work can make you frequent drinker.
Researchers carried out the study through gold standard method. They included extensive data of 61 studies in the research. They analyzed around 333,693 of 14 different countries from all around the globe. Additionally, they examine the behavior of 100,602 people who belong to nine different countries.
Later on, researchers concluded that people who work more than 48 hours are more likely to become heavy drinkers. The long working hours can increase the hazard of drinking up to 13 percent.
However, the limit of drinking is different in every continent. Europeans believe a heavy drinker is a person who drinks 14 drinks per week. In comparison, the guidelines of United States call a person heavy drinker if he takes 21 drinks weekly.
Marianna Virtanen, a researcher at the Finish Institute of Occupational Health explained “long hours”. She informs that 48 working hours are considered as normal working duration. However, if the time exceeds beyond 48 hours then it comes under “long working hours”
The study is explained in the latest edition of British Medical Journal (BMJ).