Study: Job stress causes 68% higher risk of early death compared to those not stressed
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There is new research about the danger of stress on the job.
A report from the Cleveland Clinic says job stress can be linked to early death, especially in men.
The report takes a closer look at a study in the Journal Lancet, Diabetes and Endocrinology which found for guys who already have heart disease, stroke risk, or diabetes, job stress can be deadly.
Researchers in the study found job stress is a higher risk for early death in those populations than high blood pressure, high cholesterol obesity, and being inactive.
It was actually only second to smoking.
They found this out when more than 100,000 people were tracked for 14 years.
Job strain is described in this study, as having a demanding job with little control.
Guys who had with heart disease, stroke or diabetes who reported high job strain had a 68 percent greater risk of early death when compared to men without job strain.
Now according to the study, this was true, even if guys had a healthy lifestyle.
This may also be true for women, this study just specifically looked at men.