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Work stress raises risk of heart disease among women under 50, study finds

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 10 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2508
  1. Rebecca Wilkins
  1. 1London

    High pressure in the workplace can increase the risk of heart disease among women under the age of 50, a Danish study of nurses indicates, but not among women aged between 50 and 64, as other factors become more important in determining the risk.

    The link among men between stress at work and a higher risk of heart disease is well documented. However, the authors of the study, led by Karen Allesøe at the Research Centre for …

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