A recent study has shown that white-collar workers who experience specific job-related stress may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not. The study followed over 6,500 workers for 18 years and identified two conditions that were linked to increased cardiovascular risks.
The first condition, known as job strain, involves high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, coupled with low control, such as having little say in decision making. The second condition, called 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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