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The impact of work-induced stress on heart health


Nov 20, 2023

A new study has found that men who experience specific types of job-related stress are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to those who do not experience such stress. The study followed over 6,500 white-collar workers for 18 years and identified two job-related conditions that were linked to higher cardiovascular risks. The first condition was job strain, which is characterized by high demands and low control. This includes having a heavy workload and tight deadlines coupled with little say in decision making. The second condition, effort-reward imbalance, occurs when a person’s effort is high but their salary, recognition, or job security is low.

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