A novel study unleashed recently has claimed women with stressful jobs that keep them a lot busy, offering little space for decision making or creativity are at a boosted risk of suffering from a heart attack compared to women with less stressful jobs.
However, the same link between strained jobs and cardiovascular diseases was already posited for men, outlined Michelle Asha Albert, a heart doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
The research involved over 17,000 female health professionals having an average age of 57. The participants were diagnosed to have no signs of cardiovascular disease over the time span of ten years.
The researchers found that women with highly stressed strains involved more of sedentary work, resulting in high cholesterol levels thereby rendering them at two times boosted risk of having a heart attack compared to those with less stressful jobs.
In addition, the research presented at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago on Tuesday outlined that showing concerns over losing one's job also triggered one's likeliness of contracting heart diseases.
"But as importantly, I think employers need to be aware of the importance of creating work environments in which job strain, job stresses are addressed in thoughtful, sensitive kinds of ways", Michelle posted.