Stress Increases IHD Risk in Women

Medical News: Work Stress Adds to Women’s Heart Disease Risk – in Cardiovascular, Prevention from MedPage Today

On-the-job pressure significantly increases the likelihood that women will develop ischemic heart disease, a large Danish study found.

Compared with women who felt their workplace pressure was suitable, those who reported that the pressure was much too high had a nearly 50% increased risk of developing ischemic heart disease (HR 1.47, 95% CI 1.14 to 1.88), according to Karen Allesøe, PhD, and colleagues from Glostrup University Hospital.

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