Work Stress, Unhealthy Lifestyle Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Published 05/13 2013 02:39PM

Updated 05/13 2013 02:47PM

New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take its toll on your heart.

A British study of over 15,000 adults found people who felt work-related stress had an increased risk of coronary artery disease.

But, that risk was even higher when they also had at least two unhealthy behaviors like smoking, excessive drinking, physical inactivity and obesity.

Those with job strain and a healthy lifestyle had about half the rate of coronary heart disease.

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