14 June 2016

Don't take on too much

Women who care for their family and look after their home may be paying for these services with their health. Canadian scientists have shown that caring for children and performing household chores exposes women to an increased risk of contracting heart problems. It’s well documented that women who suffer from heart disease tend to have worse symptoms and are more likely to die from the condition than men. The researchers believe that this may, in part, be the case because women tend to be burdened with the lion’s share of housework and childcare.


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