A recent study has revealed that men who report specific job-related stress may face a higher risk of heart disease compared to those who do not experience such stress. The research followed over 6,500 white-collar workers for 18 years and identified two job-related conditions that were linked to higher cardiovascular risks.
One of the conditions, known as job strain, is characterized by high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, coupled with low control, such as having little say in decision making. The other condition, called effort-reward imbalance, occurs when a person puts in high effort but receives low salary, recognition, or job security in return.
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