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Job strain increases risk of heart attack

En español | In a powerful indictment of the stress and uncertainty of the modern workplace, a new study presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Chicago finds that women who feel the strain of working in high-pressure jobs have, overall, a 40 percent higher risk of heart disease — including an 88 percent higher risk of heart attacks than their less-stressed female colleagues. They also are more likely to need invasive heart procedures. The groundbreaking study followed 17,000 healthy women — with an average age of 57 — for 10 years. … Back to Article

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