Research conducted by a team of scientists has revealed that men who experience specific job-related stress may face an increased risk of heart disease. Over 6,500 white-collar workers were followed for 18 years as part of the study, which identified two conditions linked to higher cardiovascular risks: job strain and effort-reward imbalance.
Job strain is characterized by high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, coupled with low control, meaning individuals have little say in decision making. On the other hand, effort-reward imbalance occurs when a person puts in high effort but receives low salary, recognition or job security in return.
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