The Scary Way Your Job Could Be Harming Your Health

The Scary Way Your Job Could Be Harming Your Health

If you’ve ever complained that your job is “killing you,” your hyperbole may not be totally off base.

People with high-stress jobs have a 22 percent higher risk of stroke than those with low-stress jobs, and for women, the contrast is even more stark. Women with high-stress jobs had a 33 percent higher stroke risk compared to those in low-stress roles.

Researchers combined six long-term studies with a total of 138,782 participants and found that, overall, the heightened risk was strongest for ischemic stroke, a type that comprises about

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