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Stressful job may boost heart risk for women

May 6, 2010 2:01:44 PM PDT
Younger women may face a greater health risk if they have a stressful job.

A study of more than 12,000 nurses suggests stress at work raises the chance of heart disease for women under 50.

The Danish research is in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. It finds that women who said work pressure was "much to high" were 50 percent more likely to have heart disease.

There is a lot of evidence indicting that stress at work raises the risk of heart disease in men, but there is much less research examining the impact on women.


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