Saturday, January 21, 2006

On-the-job stress bad for the heart

It's not just the physical workplace that causes injury ...

"A British study strengthens the link between on-the-job stress and the risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.

People who report that their job is stressful are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome: a collection of cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, according to the report.

Previous reports have shown a link between work stress and heart disease, but "the biological processes underlying this association remained unclear," says Tarani Chandola, a senior lecturer in epidemiology and public health at University College London, and lead author of the new research. "The study shows that there is a dose-response association between exposure to work stress and the metabolic syndrome."   continued ...   (Via PsycPORT)

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