Stress at Work and Hearts are Linked

Stress at Work and Hearts are Linked

A new study published in the medical journal the Lancet has shown that people who have work place stress have a 23% chance of have a heart attack in comparison to someone who doesn’t have as much work place stress.

They analysed 13 studies of 197473 people and were studied for 7.5 years.

The study didn’t identify cause and effect between stress and a heart attack. The authors had said that if there was a direct link between the two if there was less workplace stress then heart attacks would reduce in number too.

In 2010 the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism published a study which found that high cortisol rates increase the chance of someone having a heart attack or a stroke.

A study into stress in the American workplace conducted in 2011 found 36% of participants said that during a working day they felt stressed and tense and 49% said their low wage was a factor.

If you believe that you are suffering with stress at work please feel free to contact the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0113 200 9720

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