Men who work long hours with hardly any exercise double their risk of developing a fatal heart disease. A recent study has revealed that those who don't exercise regularly and work for more that 45 hours a week are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease than unfit men who work shorter periods, reports the Daily Mail. The study examined data for almost 5,000 men aged 40 to 59, from 14 different companies, whose and fitness levels were tracked over 30 years. The men completed cycling exercise tests to assess their fitness and provided details on the average number of hours they worked every week. Around 70 per cent of men worked between 41 and 45 hours a week, while around 20 per cent worked longer hours. Researchers found that those who were both unfit and worked more than 45 hours a week had a 59 per cent higher risk of dying from heart disease as those working under 40 hours. But physically fit men working longer hours were 45 per cent less likely to die of heart disease and 38 per cent less likely to die of other causes than those who were unfit. The findings, by a team from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Denmark, held true despite factors likely to influence the results, such as work stress and living conditions. The authors said it seems that work - irrespective of whether it is physically demanding - leads to a rise in heart rate and blood pressure. The findings appeared in the journal Heart.Source: ANI << BPA In Dental Filling Poses Danger Drinking - to Get Drunk >> Recommended Reading Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease The correlation between diet, lifestyle and heart disease. The importance of balanced diet life style and exercise for controlling heart disease. READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Heart Attack - Animation Animation of Heart Attack symptoms. Heart attack is caused due to ischemia of the heart muscles that results in pain and the other symptoms of heart attack. READ MORE Air travel: To fly or not to fly Air travel is for everyone, even those with medical conditions. READ MORE Cardiac Catheterization Cardiac catheterization is a radiological procedure for both diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. It involves the insertion of a long thin flexible tube called catheter a vein or an artery to the heart. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Heart Attack Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Other names for heart attack include acute myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis, and coronary occlusion. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Tips to Live Longer Though life is temporary and short, it is possible to maximize the span of our existence by living healthy and savoring every moment of life, read our tips to live longer READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: Cardiac CatheterizationHeart AttackAir travel: To fly or not to flyDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseSilent Killer DiseasesTips to Live LongerHeartHealthy HeartExercise and FitnessLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!