Stressful Jobs Almost Double Women's Risk of Heart AttacksSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 11/15/2010 - 09:25
ANOTHER STEP FOR GENDER EQUALITY!!!!
Women with high-stress jobs face about 88 percent more risk of a heart attack than if they had low workplace strain, Harvard University researchers said.
The scientists defined the stressful positions as those with demanding tasks and little authority or creativity. Those jobs were also tied to a 40 percent greater chance of getting any kind of cardiovascular disease, said a study presented yesterday in Chicago at the American Heart Association meeting.
Job strain, social isolation and some personality traits have been recognized as raising risks in both men and women, according to the Dallas-based heart association. The new study represents the longest-running examination of the cardiovascular effects of job strain just in women, the Harvard scientists said.