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Workplace Stresses Contribute to Heart Disease

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Posted on Sep 14, 2012
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Here’s a reminder that working conditions and the demands of managers affect more than productivity: Being stressed on the job was found to be associated with a 25 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Researchers with the University College of London asked subjects about their quantity of work, the demands placed on them, whether they had enough time to do the work, and the freedom to make their own decisions, among other things.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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In a meta-analysis of published and unpublished European studies, job stress was significantly associated with [coronary heart disease] events compared with no stress in the workplace ..., according to Mika Kivimaki, PhD, of the University College London in England, and colleagues.

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