The Impact of Work Stress on Cardiovascular Health

New research has revealed that men who experience specific job-related stress may face a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not. The study, which followed over 6,500 white-collar workers for 18 years, identified two conditions that were linked to increased cardiovascular risks.

One of these conditions is known as job strain, 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 is effort-reward imbalance, which occurs when a person puts in high effort but receives low salary, recognition, or job security in return.

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