Stress at work and lack of sleep increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Work stress increases the risk of peripheral arterial disease. To such conclusion scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
Peripheral artery disease (pad) occur on the background of the accumulation of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood vessels away from the heart. Most often in the legs. If pad is not treated, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Previous studies have linked work stress with other arterial diseases. However, the new assessed the Association with pad.
“Our results show that the stress associated with work may be a risk factor for peripheral artery disease as cardiovascular diseases and stroke”, says Katriina heikkilä, senior researcher, the main author of the study.
Researchers analyzed the medical records of 139 thousand of men and women who participated in the 11 studies conducted between 1985 and 2008 in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the UK.
In 13 years of observation of 0.2-1.8% of the study participants were hospitalized with pad. According to information received, the risk was 1.4 times higher for people exposed to severe stress at work. However, scientists emphasize that the relationship is associative.