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Stressful Jobs Almost Double Women's Risk of Heart Attacks


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.


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just reading the news on the Daily Paul can stress me out. Maybe we need a Daily Paul exercise period with someone like Jack Lalane. hee,hee

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."