Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dull jobs are bad for the heart

Dull, low-level jobs linked to heart problems - Heart Health - MSNBC.com

According to British researchers, dull, boring jobs may contribute to men's heart problems. Studies show that British men who held "low-grade" jobs had faster and less-variable heart rates, which could be a sign of heart disease. From MSNBC News...

“This finding helps explain why men with low-paying jobs and less education have a higher risk for heart disease, a trend that has been evident for the last 30 years,” said Dr. Harry Hemingway, of University College London Medical School, who led the study.

Researchers hope that these new findings will help prevent future heart problems.

"It may be possible to help prevent heart disease by changing workplace conditions," Hemingway said.

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