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Work stress 'raises heart risk'

Posted: September 14, 2012 |  Comments

Having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination, UK researchers say.

They analysed 13 existing European studies covering nearly 200,000 people and found "job strain" was linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease.

The risk to the heart was much smaller than for smoking or not exercising, the Lancet medical journal report said.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19584526

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