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High Strain Job Increases Stroke Risk

(MedPage Today) People working in high demand, low control jobs appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a meta-analysis of six prospective cohort studies has revealed.
The association between exposure to high job strain and an increased risk of stroke was particularly pronounced in ischemic stroke and in women but not in hemorrhagic stroke or in men, according to Dingli Xu, MD, of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China, and colleagues.
"Individuals exposed to high job strain had a 22% higher risk of all stroke (relative risk 1.22, 95% CI 1.01–1.47) and 58% higher risk of ischemic stroke," the investigators reported… On the other hand, the risk of stroke was not increased in those with any other category of job stress
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