One Stady Issued this Friday (6) warned that working hard and not receiving little or no reward is harmful to the heart and results in… Negative effects Obesity affects heart health.
These data come from research conducted by the University of Laval, in Quebec City, Canada, and conducted by the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (GIS), on the occasion of its 44th Congress held in Milan.
“The new study highlights, for the first time, the enormous impact of the combination of these two factors, namely hard work and low reward,” comments Gise President, Giovanni Esposito.
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According to the Italian expert, “The results highlight the urgent need to proactively address stressful working conditions, to create healthy environments that benefit employees and employers.”
The research followed nearly 6,500 “white-collar workers” of both sexes, who had no previous history of heart disease, for about 20 years. Those who reported experiencing work stress or an imbalance between effort and reward had a 49% greater risk of heart disease than those who did not report the same work conditions.
The study indicates that when both conditions are present, the risk doubles. For Francesco Saia, president-elect of GIZ, “there are two main ways in which stress can cause damage to the heart.”
Sala concluded, “The first includes controlling blood pressure and narrowing blood vessels. The other includes activating the bone marrow and releasing inflammatory cells, which in turn leads to inflammation of the arteries and the appearance of plaques and blood clots,” stressing that “what hurts is not a single event, but rather long periods.” “From stress along with other risk factors.”
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