Stress at Work May Increase CHD

A recent review of European studies has found that workers who report feeling job stress have an almost 25% increase in the risk of coronary heart disease compared to those reporting no stress in the workplace. These findings hold true even after adjusting for lifestyle and demographic factors. This study only measured job strain at baseline, suggesting that several repeated assessments over time could be a stronger predictor of CHD.

PositiveTip: Job stress is real, but “whistling while you work” could reduce your perception of stress and reduce your risk of CHD.