Hard-working women, go home earlier to avoid this disease

( CNN) Here’s a good reason for women to work less, ask for a raise or get their partners to pick up around the house more: If girls run fewer hours, it’ll lower their risk of diabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care .

Researchers looked at data from 7,065 Canadians who were tracked over 12 years. What they found was that women who consistently ran 45 hours or more a week had a6 3% greater danger of diabetes compared with those who worked between 35 and 40 hours a week.

The effect was only slightly reduced when smoking, exert, alcohol intake and body-mass index were taken into account.

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