Stressful jobs increase heart disease for women

Stressful jobs increase heart disease for women

Being stressed most of the time at work is very dangerous.  Long term continuous stress raises your risk of heart disease, inflammation, obesity, diabetes and cancers.  Women are just as susceptible to this as men as this new study confirms.  

High stress jobs lead to high levels of heart disease
Four times more women die from heart disease than from breast cancer.  Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined data from 22,086 women (mean age 57) participating in the Women’s Health Study and found that jobs with a high level of strain were associated with a 38% greater relative risk of having a cardiovascular event.  The Women’s Health Study is supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute. 

Study by Slopen N, et al “Job strain, job insecurity, and incident cardiovascular disease in the Women’s Health Study: results from a 10-year prospective study” as reported in the Public Library of Science One 2012; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040512.  As reported by MedPage Today on July 18, 2012.

Posted: Monday 23 July 2012

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