A new study has shown that men who experience specific types of job-related stress may face a higher risk of heart disease compared to those who do not. The research followed over 6,500 white-collar workers for 18 years and identified two job-related conditions that were linked to higher cardiovascular risks.
One of the conditions, known as job strain, is characterized by high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, coupled with low control, such as having little say in decision making. The other condition, called effort-reward imbalance, occurs when a person puts in high effort but receives low salary, recognition, or job security in return.
It’s important to note that while this study specifically looked at men and job-related stress, the findings could potentially apply to both genders and other types of work environments. Additionally, it’s important to remember that this study does not replace direct medical advice from a doctor or other qualified clinician.