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Unraveling the Impact of Work Stress on Cardiovascular Health


Nov 21, 2023

A recent study has shown that men who experience specific types of job-related stress may have a higher risk of heart disease compared to those who do not. The study followed over 6,500 white-collar workers for 18 years and identified two conditions that were linked to increased cardiovascular risks.

One of the conditions, known as job strain, involves high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, coupled with low control, such as having little say in decision making. On the other hand, effort-reward imbalance occurs when an individual puts in high effort but receives low salary, recognition or job security in return.

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