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Job stress, unhealthy lifestyle linked to coronary artery disease
Job stress, unhealthy lifestyle linked to coronary artery disease

(May 13, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - According to a report published in CMAJ, job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle greatly raise risk of coronary artery disease. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on 7 cohort studies comprised of over 100,000 individuals. Participants were disease-free during the 15-year study period, and were followed for at least 10 years afterwards. Lifestyle factors were divided into three categories--smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Those considered to have a healthy lifestyle had no risk factors in these categories, and those with an unhealthy lifestyle had 2-4 risk factors. Job stress was determined through surveys. Results showed that those with unhealthy lifestyles had higher coronary artery disease rates than those with healthy lifestyles, and that job strain also raised risk of coronary artery disease. Those who reported both job strain and an unhealthy lifestyle had significantly higher rates of the disease

 
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