In health news, a recent study shows women with demanding jobs, that provide few opportunities to make decisions, may be at an increased risk for heart attacks.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Researchers analyzed data on 22,000 women over 10 years regarding their job strain and insecurity. After taking into account factors such as age, race and income. The team discovered women with high job strain were nearly 40% more likely to have heart-related problems.
Women with highly stressful jobs who had a lot of control over their work, such as physicians, executives or teachers, also had a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.
While researchers found an association between work stress and heart troubles, they did not prove work stress causes these problems.
These findings appear in the journal “PLoS One”.
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Reporting on Health Matters, I’m Jessica Solis.