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Heart Health

16 November 2010

Job stress raises heart risks in women

Women who have taxing jobs with little control over their busy days are at higher risk for heart attacks or the need for coronary bypass surgery, new research suggests.

Women who have taxing jobs with little control over their busy days are at higher risk for heart attacks or the need for coronary bypass surgery, new research suggests.

Women comprise roughly half of the workforce today, with 70% of all women holding some kind of job, said study senior author Dr Michelle A. Albert, an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

 

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