A major study points to a strong correlation between high stress jobs for women and their risk of heart attack. And if that wasn’t bad enough, worry about losing that high stress job also increases women’s risk for stroke, clogged arteries as well as heart attack.
In what many people are saying is a research project which is in itself a sign of the times, this giant, federally funded study is the longest major project to look at stress in women specifically, since they now make up practically half of the work force. Most studies about this issue have studied men in the work force.
“The reality is these women don’t have the same kind of jobs as men” and often lack authority or control over their work, said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of the Women and Heart Disease program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. “It’s not just going to work; it’s what happens when you get there.”