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CNN: Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied 17,000 women over the course of ten years, and found that women who worked in demanding, high stress jobs but had little control or say over their day to day schedule were 88% more likely to have a heart attack than peers in jobs with less stress.
"Women with very demanding jobs are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack as their peers in more easygoing occupations, a new study suggests.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed 10 years of survey and medical data on more than 17,000 women in the health profession. The women, who were enrolled in a long-running study on heart disease, were all in their 50s or early 60s when the study began.
The women who said their job requires them to work "very hard" or "very fast" but who have little say over their day-to-day tasks -- a combination known as "job strain" -- were 88 percent more likely than those in less-stressful jobs to have a heart attack."